[quote=“waygookin”]Thanks for the replies.
So I have two no’s and a yes for the right person.
Almas, why do you enjoy it? Will there be a gym around? Any chance for dating? How do they treat foreigners there? How’s the food? I assume it won’t be like Taipei but can you find a few of these things:http://travel.CNN.com/explorations/eat/40-taiwanese-food-296093
Forget to ask about the internet and cell coverage out there. Is it good?
I like the area because it’s cheap, the weather is good, the people are nice (but they’re nice elsewhere too), and I like the lack of distractions because I’m a writer. Shuilin would be deadly dull for most people - unless you need to knuckle down to do a distance master’s degree, write a book, or have some other such interest, you’re probably going to struggle.
BTW, it’s worth noting that I haven’t rushed to argue with any of the points made in the negative posts in this thread.
Gym - I think there’s one about 15 minutes away by scooter (which raises the problem of getting around - you’d need to get a scooter or your options would be limited. And even if you have one, socialising is still a problem, well, if you like drinking).
Dating - very limited. A lot of the target population have left for the cities. Then there’s the problem of everyone knowing everyone’s business in such a small place.
Treatment of foreigners - friendly but you get more double-takes than elsewhere. Also, they have low expectations of foreigners based on previous experiences. People come and go so they may feel that you’re just passing through.
Phone and Internet – coverage is fine.
Food – limited choice but in Taiwan you’re never far from food so you certainly won’t starve. You’ll just get bored with it, and will probably end up heading into Beigang/Chiayi for something different.
Waygookin, why do you want to leave Korea and come to Taiwan?