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This is my personal Taiwan blog. I discuss topics that I find interesting and hope that you find them interesting as well.

I have been living in Taiwan for over four years. I came here in 2018 to study Mandarin at NCKU for two months during the summer. After a month I decided I didn’t want to leave and found a job so I could stay permanently.

If there is anything you would like me to cover, please feel free to contact me.


Taiwan Blog: A Year in Taiwan

I’ve officially been living in Taiwan for over a year now. This is my year in review blog post!


What does Formosa Mean?

Wondering how Taiwan got it’s name? Click to see what Formosa really means.


My Impression of Taiwan – A Taiwan Travel Blog

In the US I lived in the part of the country considered to be more friendly to their neighbors, though the exception is if you are not white, straight, and Christian. People will occasionally wave at strangers and help people who are having car trouble on the side of the road. The polar opposite can be found in China where there are stories of drivers hitting pedestrians and then running them over until they die or ignoring people on the street because they fear getting sued. In Taiwan I have found the exact opposite.


Wandering Tainan at Night – A Taiwan Travel Blog

It was Friday night, I had just gotten off the bus and started walking home to change out of my work clothes. I’ve been trying to stop going to Lola’s during the weekdays, it has been getting a little expensive visiting the bar throughout the week, but going on the weekend should be fine.


How I got Here – A Taiwan Blog

Everyone I’d been with had always had something that made me question whether I really thought I was attracted to them. My first serious relationship, I was with a girl that I’d never look at twice if I had seen her on the street. For whatever reason I fell in love with her and we dated for almost five years before she left me.


How to Get an English Teaching Job in Taiwan

Compared to other countries in Asia, Taiwan is much more restrictive about its requirements for foreigner English teachers. Teachers are required to have either a bachelor’s degree or a TEFL certificate. The main reason Taiwan is more difficult to teach English as a second language is because of the higher standard of living and quality of life.


How to Find a Job in Taiwan for Foreigners

I have compiled a list of useful links to help make your visit or transition to Taiwan much easier. I will continually update this post as I find more useful information. Check this out if you’re looking for a job, apartment, scooter, or anything else. If you need help finding something not listed, please leave a comment below and I will do my best to find it.


Taiwan Cost of Living – Monthly Budget

What is the cost of living in Taiwan? I’ve put together a monthly budget report to help you figure out what to expect living in Taiwan.