Taiwan gets rain. Like, a lot of rain. So if you’ve got plans to hang out in gorgeous Tainan, Taiwan, driving to the beach or seeing the hot springs and suddenly the rain starts pouring down, what can you do? Well, it turns out, quite a lot. Here are 10 fun and unusual things to … More 10 Fun Things to do on a Rainy Day in Tainan, Taiwan
Most English language schools are okay, some are awesome, and a very rare handful just suck. So what happens if you’ve moved overseas and paid a boatload for a flight and an apartment just to discover that you’re school is a stinker? I’ve taught at a few schools now, some good, some bad, and some … More I Hate my Language School and I Want to Quit: 8 Things to Consider
Ever wondered what typhoon damage looks like? Then check out these shocking before and after photos from Taiwan. My heart goes out to those that lost their lives in the typhoon. Stay safe Taiwan.
So in America and Europe I’ve got a general idea of what sites I like to use for booking. But in Asia? I’m useless. Here are my thoughts and problems with some of the top hotel booking sites for Asia. Agoda Pros: I like Agoda because I’ve noticed, that at least last year in Vietnam, … More What’s the Best Hotel Booking Site for Asia?
I’ve officially lived in four countries now. Yes, I’m counting Taiwan, even though I’ve just arrived. I’m going to have two years here, people! Anyway, I couldn’t help but notice that different countries have different rules, regulations, and expectations involving restroom usage, so I thought I’d compare and contrast the toilet culture of all four … More Toilet Tales: Restroom Culture in Four Countries
My crazy boyfriend bikes 10k from Chiayi to Chung Cheng University for classes (and back again) during the weekdays. This weekend I decided to join him, and even though I still think he’s crazy, I think I get why he enjoys it. If you bike from Chiayi to Chung Cheng University you will see… When … More Chiayi to Chung Cheng: A Rural Bike Ride in Taiwan
When I lived in the States, if you had asked me if I liked spicy food, I’d have thought, Yum, Tex-Mex, and answered, “Of course!” Now, however, I live in Taiwan, and I’ve been forced to reconsider my love affair with hot sauce. On a trip to Thailand last year, I met a lovely … More Zingy Food in Asia – The Spice is Killing Me
There are certain to-dos that I always seem to forget or leave until the last minute when I’m heading overseas, so I compiled a personal list of the top ten things that I often overlook but which should really be done before moving to a new country. 1. Health and Travel insurance If you’re moving … More 10 Often Overlooked To-Dos before Moving Abroad
Here is an exact step-by-step guide of how I found an apartment in a small Taiwanese town. You can use this guide to take the exact same steps and missteps I did in your house hunting adventure. I’m pretty sure that these characters mean “for rent.” Arrive in Taiwan with no job lined up, but … More House Hunting in a Small Taiwanese Town – Step by Step Guide
1. There are 7-Elevens everywhere. Sometimes you can see a 7-eleven from the door of another 7-Eleven. 2. The summer weather follows a trajectory. The mornings are blue skied and breezy. Around noon the sky will get gray and the air will get very hot. By around 3 PM massive rain showers will start and … More 10 First Impressions of Taiwan