Living in Taiwan 101: Read This Before Moving to Taiwan in 2022!

A guide to moving to Taiwan, living in Taipei, and living in Taiwan

Moving to Taiwan in 2008, I only planned to stay and teach English for a year. But 10 years later, I found myself married to a Taiwanese, father of two, published author and editor for some of the country’s largest educational publishers, and, yep, still living in Taipei, Taiwan. If you aren’t familiar with this …

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Orchid Island, Taiwan: A Detailed 2022 Guide

A guide to Orchid Island (Lanyu) Taiwan

Orchid Island (Lanyu or 蘭嶼) is a small volcanic island located 64km off the southeast corner of Taiwan, directly east of Kenting. It is a volcanic island of breathtaking natural beauty and is home to the country’s most isolated aboriginal tribe, the Tao, who are famous for their annual Flying Fish Festival. Planning a trip …

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Visiting Taipei & Taiwan in January 2022

King's Resort Hot Spring in Miaoli, Taiwan in January

January is one of the least popular months of the year to visit Taiwan. This doesn’t necessarily mean that winter is a bad time to visit Taiwan, nor does it mean winter is the “low season”. In fact, Taiwan doesn’t really have a ‘low’ or ‘high’ tourist season; the numbers fluctuate on a monthly basis. …

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50 Unmissable Things to Do in Taipei: The Ultimate 2022 Guide

A super detailed Taipei travel guide for planning all types of travel to Taipei

Taiwan’s bustling, vivacious, food-loving capital has something for everyone. Whether you will travel to Taipei to indulge in the city’s complex history, creative arts, traditional temples, unrivaled nature, or perhaps you just eat your heart out at world-renowned night markets, this city’s got you covered. After living in Taipei for over a decade, there’s no …

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60 Unmissable Things to Do in Taiwan in 2022

Hot air ballooning, one of the best things to do in in Taiwan!

Welcome to the ultimate Taiwan bucket list! Taiwan is a small country that packs in a seemingly unlimited number of awe-inspiring attractions, from the towering skyscrapers of Taipei to the isolated aboriginal tribes on offshore islands. Here I’ve compiled my favorite things to do in Taiwan, all things I’ve personally done in my 10+ years …

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60+ Festivals in Taiwan: A Month-by-Month Guide

A guide to the best festivals in Taiwan

The Taiwanese calendar is dotted with myriad festivals and holidays, and participating in them may prove to be some of your most memorable Taiwan experiences. Taiwan’s festivals include traditional and modern, ones originating in ancient China and the West, aboriginal festivals, farm & temple fairs, art and music festivals–in many ways, Taiwan has got the …

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A Guide to Taroko Gorge and Taroko National Park

Taroko Gorge Taiwan

Taroko Gorge, named after the Truku or Taroko aboriginal tribe, is one of Taiwan’s premier scenic attractions. Few visit without being blown away by its sheer magnificence and raw natural beauty. It is the star attraction of Hualien, Taiwan’s largest county, on the wild visually stunning east coast. For many visitors to Taiwan with little …

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20 Unique Things to Do in Taichung, Taiwan

The best things to do in Taichung Taiwan

When I first moved to Taiwan in 2008, the most recent edition of Lonely Planet Taiwan described Taichung as “hardly a must-see for the short-term visitor.” A lot has changed since then, and in recent years more and more travelers have been coming to Taiwan with Taichung right at the top of their Taiwan itinerary! …

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The Best Time to Visit Taiwan: A Month-by-Month Comparison

A detailed guide to the best time to visit Taiwan, including best season to visit taiwan and best month to visit Taiwan

So you’ve got your sights set on Taiwan, and now you’re wondering what the best time to go to Taiwan is. Well, I’ve just spent the last several weeks typing up guides to visiting Taiwan in every season and month of the year, and all of that information is summarized right here on this page. …

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An Insider’s Taipei Itinerary: 3 Days

Taipei in 3 days, Taipei 3 day itinerary

So you’ve booked your trip to Taiwan, decided on the best time to travel to Taipei, and now you’re wondering how to plan your Taipei 3 day itinerary? Well, you’ve come to the right spot! Spending three days in Taipei is just the right amount of time if you’re visiting Taiwan for 1-2 weeks. It’s …

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