Hi, I’m new here (from the UK). I’m visiting Asia for the first time in my life, for about 6-8 weeks between February and April, and plan to be based in Taipei because my partner is originally from there. I want to try learning some Chinese, explore the culture, as well as visit some other places in the country (and maybe also outside) - and get a feeling of what it’s like should I move here permanently one day.
I didn’t find any recent posts about where to look for good affordable short term accommodation; but most importantly I’m worried about safety.
I read that Taiwan is constantly struck by earthquakes, so surely some insiders know which areas are safer, and maybe also which types of houses are most earthquake-resistant?
Is there anything similar to Airbnb where I can easily book online?
What sort of documents/paperwork will I need, especially as I will be traveling without a visa?
Safety is priority 1 for me so I’m willing to pay a small premium if that helps increase my chances to survive…