Thanks for the responses.
I’m starting the process of learning Mandarin now. Even if my boyfriend leaves in April (which is looking more likely), I’ll have a few months before I come over,. By the time I get things settled, find a job there, etc… So, hopefully I’ll have a basic knowledge of the language “Where’s the bathroom,” and that sort of thing. lol
I will, however, enroll in a language program as soon as possible. I don’t intend to be one of those Americans who goes to a foreign country and expects everyone to know or use English just for his sake. I don’t understand that attitude… but, that’s a another discussion.
As for the cultural differences, not finding things like the US, etc… I’m trying to prepare for that as best I can. As long as I can get chocolate, I should be fine. Though, I’m sure I’ll find other things that I can’t get easily. lol. Plus, I’m looking forward to learning more about my boyfriend’s culture. One of the first things I did when we first started to date was get a book on Taiwan.
From what my boyfriend has told me about driving in Taipei… I’m a bit unsure of that. I may skip the car thing for a bit.
The clean air, crowds, lack of peace thing though… hmmmm. Well, I’ll just have to deal with it to be with him, won’t I!!