The awesome bits about living in Taiwan

Working in Taiwan is definitely not the best experience in the world. However, living on the island has many other perks one should consider when picking an Asian country to settle or visit. It’s easy to get jaded with time, like everywhere, but there are some aspects of Taiwan that are great for newcomers. It’s…

Working in Taiwan – part 2: the challenges

Disclaimer: I lived in Taiwan for almost eight years, and I obviously liked the island. But it does not mean everything is perfect. There are several irritating things about working in Taiwan and a bit of warning can help you to make the best out of your experience. As an introduction, you can read this…

What to do in Taiwan during a short layover?

It’s a question I often see: I am staying in Taiwan for x hours (with x ∈ [1:24]), what can I do during the layover? The first assumption we are going to make here is you are coming through Taoyuan Airport. If you are one of the rare people who has a leg in another…

Seeing a doctor in Taiwan

Important flow chart To know if this article is going to be useful for you or not, please follow this simple flow chart. Click to enlarge. First-time visitor If it’s your first time at the hospital you’ll have to register and gave them a couple of details about you: the usual contact details, allergies, current…

How to ask a question to Taipei City

I’m lucky enough to live in a very quiet place in Taipei. However since the last typhoon, I think someone’s water pump must have been severely broken because it was making an awful noise almost all the time, including at nights. With fall and winter upon us, I was really bummed at the idea of…

Working in Taiwan – part 1: introduction

This is a translation/update of my old French article that met a fairly decent amount of success. Now readers from everywhere around the world can benefit from it! I realized the previous article might be a bit long, especially after I updated it. So I’ve decided to split it. Important disclaimer: immigration laws tend to…