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Green Door Bar in Taipei: Our Review
To be perfectly upfront and transparent, this wasn’t my first rodeo as far as the Green Door kitchen & dart bar goes. The fact that I’ve spent quite a few nights here when there are so many other options in Taipei City should give you a pretty big hint on how I feel about it. […]
Hotel Fun in Taipei: Our Review
Hotel Fun is an interesting place to hang your hat for your stay in Taipei. It’s a bit of a fusion of a traditional hotel and a hostel. I personally stayed here for seven consecutive nights during the summer, so I had the opportunity to get a solid feel for it. Also, it should be […]
Ximen Corner Hostel in Taipei: Our Review
Ximen Corner Hostel has a much more traditional hostel feel than the previously reviewed Hotel Fun. If you are looking for a reasonably priced hostel smack dab in the middle of an active area of Taipei City, you’ll want to keep reading. During this trip to Taiwan I booked a private room for five nights. That […]
How Expensive is it to Live in Taiwan Compared to Other Countries?
The first question you should ask before moving to any country should be, “What will I be doing there?” In fact, we’ve mentioned that jobs don’t come as easily as you might think, especially in a foreign country. You have to have a plan and strategy set on how you will find employment, whether you want […]
4 Things to See When Visiting the Taipei Area
One of the great things about visiting Taiwan is that there are lots of places we’d recommend seeing when you visit Taipei and the surrounding areas. Below are 4 of our favorite places to tell tourists to check out when they are in Taiwan. 1. Grand Hotel The Grand Hotel is an iconic building looking down on Taipei […]
Get a TEFL Certification Online or Not?
If you’re looking to teach English in a different country, you have probably come across at least one site trying to sell you a TEFL certificate. If not, you will. But, should you get one before making your move to Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, or other foreign country? What is a TEFL Certificate? TEFL stands […]
Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake in the Off-season
Many Taiwan tourists end up spending a lot of time in Taipei. But, there’s a lot more to see and do. One very popular tourist destination outside of the Taipei is is located in central Taiwan: Sun Moon Lake. What’s the big deal about Sun Moon Lake? According to the Taiwanese government, Sun Moon Lake is […]
Doing a Food Tour in Taipei
One of things Taiwan is best known for is it’s unique and interesting food. However, as a foreigner it can be challenging to actually try many Taiwanese dishes. That’s because you either need to speak/read Chinese yourself or go with a Chinese speaking friend. The bigger restaurants will often have English menus, but the small hole in […]
9 Great Restaurants to Visit in Taipei
Below is a guest post by Mike Lee who manages TaipeiEats.com. Taipei Eats does food tours in Taipei, so Mike has a ton of experience with Taiwanese food. I asked Mike to write a post about some of the top restaurants he recommends people check out if they are in Taipei. Taipei Restaurants Taipei has endless […]
Trip Report: Club Med Cherating Beach, Malaysia
I figured I would take advantage of the free time during the summer, since my contract ended and I have yet to sign on to anywhere new, and take a little family vacation. After spending way too much time checking out places to go, we settled on an all-inclusive resort for reasons that probably won’t […]
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