So I’m thinking about accepting a job in Yilan and I was wondering if anyone has lived there and what they thought of the place. Specifically, I’m concerned about a few things:
Weather. I heard Yilan rains just as often as Taipei and is just as moldy. Is this true? It is also as cold in Taipei during the winter and as hot during the summer? Also, how bad it in Yilan when a typhoon hits?
Establishments. It seems like Luna Plaza is the most hip happening place in Yilan. I know that a small town can’t compare to a city, but what am I looking at in terms of selection for things like restaurants, bars, bookstores, etc?
Social life. How big (or small) is the 25-35 crowd? I’m a bit worried that everyone will be middle-aged and up and I’ll have to run back to Taipei every weekend just to maintain a social life. How about dating? Not as abundant as Taipei but hopefully not slim pickings?
Anything else that you guys want to add would also be great too. Thanks in advance!