An American makes plans to move to Taiwan.


Things to do before Jan 21!

  1. Visitor Visa
  2. Find apartment/make housing plans
  3. Get international drivers license
  4. Trash/sell/donate unwanted items
  5. Pack items to be shipped by sea
  6. Create bank account accessible in Taiwan and US
  7. Get copies of College records
  8. Have passport size photos printed for use on forms
  • Find jobs that will be hiring in January
  • Find a Scooter to buy
  • Find someone to buy the car
  • Set up Skype so I can talk to parents
  • Find a way to brush up on English and Chinese language skills
  • Prepare entertainment for the long plane ride
If you can think of anything else to add to the list, leave me a comment! Thanks!

Exciting times!

Well now I've purchased my Ticket to Taiwan. It cost only $783 for trip from DCA to TPE (Taipei.) The second part of the purchase is for a ticket to Hong Kong 60 days later. The visitor Visa will hopefully be extendable but I need to show I am leaving in order to get a visitor status, can't just get a one-way ticket.

I plan to live in Taichung now, I will land in Taipei and either have a friend take me or take a bus. All the friends I met online have been really helpful and seem excited and interested about my plans and reasons for going to Taiwan.

I will be looking on Taiwanted and Tealit for apartments, I noticed the price range in Taichung is still pretty good compared to the south. I can surely find a decent apartment for under $400 a month US. I hope I can get a place with a washer and a kitchen. I'll be willing to pay a little more for that.

I'll try to update this more often now that things are rolling. I want to post a list of things to do before I leave too- hopefully that can help me keep track and also help others that are thinking about making the move!