I’m hoping users who know can give me some input. I’m hoping to make a decision before next Chinese New Year. By way of background, I’ve been in Taiwan since 1999, and I’ve lived in Taichung (4 years), Hsinchu (1 year) and Taitung (12 years). One of my daughters wants to go to senior high school in south Tainan school year after next, and my other daughter might be entering a vocational program in the same area.
All of which means that I’m thinking about moving to Tainan. My trouble is that I know Taitung, but my knowledge of Tainan is far less reliable. I pass through there a couple times a year, I’ve been to all the famous places, but I don’t know what it’s like to really live there.
So my question for you, Formosans who’ve lived in either place - or both - is how would you compare the two? If you live in Tainan, what do you like about it? What do you hate about it? And if you’ve lived in both places, which do you prefer and why?
Oh, and I’m also considering north Kaohsiung (Lu Jhu or Gang Shan) for family reasons. Any info on those places is helpful too. And yes, I know about the bad air, so don’t bother ranting about that.