So, just to briefly introduce myself, I am 23 y.o. Czech male. You can usually find me laying in my bed, dreaming and dreaming over again. Besides some interesting hobbies I am not doing anything remarkable - except of going to the office during the working week. I don´t really like my actual job. After 3 years of working I just can´t stand the idea of repeating the same stereotype every day. I think I´m wasting my time. And we live only once, right ?
I don’t have a girlfriend or many friends, basically my family are the only ones I have. I still live with them in one house.I have no obligations here. I can go anywhere easily.
I was never into traveling. But things have changed when I visited Thailand for first time. I was alone, on the other side of the world, and I had to rely only on myself. After few days, It felt so good to be there. I was happy. Everyday, I met someone new. I made friends so easily on my travels. In 3-weeks, I made more memories, than I made in my country in whole year.
Since my first trip to East Asia, I have fallen in love with Asian culture, food, nature, people and their hospitality. Since then I am dreaming and trying to figure out how to stay there somehow longer than just 21-days vacation. Recently I have discovered that there may be some option, that is fully legal and that permits me to earn some money. And that is WHV. I have been lucky that my country offers 3 different places in East Asia - Taiwan, Japan, South Korea. After some research , Taiwan is on top.
So for clarification, I have high school graduation in automotive field, I am holder of international certificate of a car mechanic, I have almost 4 years history of working in multinational automotive company (3 years as an Prototype Engineer, currently almost 1 year as an Internal Auditor of quality), I have strong knowledge of English but no Mandarin
I am deeply committed to step out of the comfort zone and put myself into this challenge. I know for sure that I would regret one day, If I haven´t chased my dream to the end. I just think the best time to do something like that is very close.
What do you think about this ? Am I just plain crazy to choose Taiwan as an Working Holiday country to travel ? I am only worried about finding some job, as a non native english speaker. I understand, that it is going to be completely different than my holidays in Thailand, as I will work there, but I am fully aware of this. Of course I´m not applying for visa until I have more than enough money to survive first weeks / months ? w/o job. If I decide to go this way, I am also going to start studying Mandarin and Taiwan culture in deep - to be as prepared as possible.
I’m searching for information on the internet about WHV in Taiwan for more than a few days, but It looks like not many people go there. I’m afraid it’s because of lack of job opportunities in Taiwan.