You know how TomHill always starts threads asking for advice? Well…can I?
Question: Should my wife and I spend January and February of each year in Taiwan?
Me: Canadian. She: Taiwanese and Canadian (officially, like).
Both of us have lived in Canada since 2000.
I lived in Taiwan from 1993 to 1999.
We’re both in our early forties. We’re both freelance translators. No kids.
This would be a perfect way of satisfying a desire to live in Taiwan temporarily, we could stay with her folks, which would be cool. Taiwan would be a pleasant diversion for us.
Our house here in the Grating White North could be rented out by students at the nearby chef’s school, which holds intensive courses just in Jan. and Feb. Our neighbour who runs a B&B does this, she goes away for these two months every year.
My wife adores the four seasons in southern Ontario and hates the summer heat in Taiwan, so the timing would be perfect.
We both miss our friends in Taiwan. We both miss Taiwan, period.
I was never unnerved by earthquakes until 9-21 and 10-22. I left Taiwan for good on 11-1.
Erm…this past year I was blessed with generalized anxiety disorder.
We should go somewhere else for our working holiday. Anywhere else.