That depends on what you care about. If it's the salary I have all the info you need. What is the average English teacher salary in different countries? How much is the salary worth in that country (i.e. cost of living)? What does an example budget look like? If you've already decided on a...(more)

Here are seven things that totally surprised me before I came to Taiwan, and keep me living here ten years later.

1. Taiwan is full of food you've never heard of

Especially in the night markets. For example "little sausage in a big sausage (大腸包小腸)" is a famous...(more)

Many expats in Taipei live in Tienmu, the foreigner enclave of Taipei located in the north part of the city. This is a relaxing and quiet area with lots of western restaurants, international schools, and a more relaxed vibe than downtown. That being said, to travel or live in Taipei looking for a...(more)

This is a typical studio apartment in Taipei city. As you can see there isn't a kitchen, or even a living room!Taipei is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Space is sold at a premium, and in a city where there's a 7-Eleven at every corner, street vendors, night markets,...(more)

This is one of the best things about living in Taiwan. The healthcare system just works. Show up to any major hospital with your passport or ID, let them know you need a health check, and someone will bring you to the right counter or waiting room.

Note that since Covid, you'll be required...(more)


Ximending has been called the "Harajuku of Taipei" and the "Shibuya of Taipei". Ximending is the source of Taiwan's fashion, subculture, and Japanese culture. Ximending has a host of clubs and pubs in the surrounding area. This area is in the northeastern part of...(more)

Taiwan’s capital Taipei is one of East Asia’s most vibrant metropolises.It's is famous for its night markets; Taipei 101, one of the world’s tallest buildings; and the National Palace Museum, which holds a vast collection of imperial Chinese treasures. But beyond that, thereare many more...(more)

Taipei Metro (MRT)

Undoubtedly, the best way of getting around Taipei is with the Taipei Metro. The Taipei MRT system covers 107 stations throughout the city centre and beyond over five colour-coded lines:

  • Wehhu Line (Brown): Taipei...(more)