My Impression of Taiwan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.