I love about this place, from the mountains to the rugged coastline to the gentle Taiwanese people. But the truth is, like any place, there are upsides and downsides to calling this place home. I’ve had plenty of days where I absolutely love living here, excited by every little oddity, and there have also been plenty of days where I’ve felt pangs of homesickness for the comforts and connections of sweet home California. (Or a handful of other places around the globe which have earned a special place in my heart as home away from home. 🙂 )
After nearly nine months of residing on this crazy little island that packs a punch, I’ve noticed myself getting used to things that originally surprised me and seemed so odd and foreign. So, I’ve decided to share a few first-hand perils about life in Taipei from a foreigner’s perspective.