I will vacation in Taiwan shortly, arriving late afternoon on Saturday, June 18. I have a reservation at the W Taipei from then until Thursday the 23rd. That Thursday, I figure on leaving Taipei and traveling to elsewhere on the island, maybe taking the train down the west coast to Tainan and Kaoshiung, then returning to Taipei or Taoyuan the night of Saturday the 25th and catching my flight out the morning of the 26th. My interests for the trip include food, contemporary and traditional art and culture, food, areas of great natural or architectural beauty, nightlife, and food. [more inside]
Asian bakeries seem to have the art of soft, squishy cakes down to a science... and I want to learn that science. Should I be using any specific recipes, ingredients, or techniques that will give me this texture? [more inside]
We're going to Japan! My partner and I are taking a two-week-plus trip in late February centered on the Kyoto Marathon (Feb 21) and trying to fill out the remainder of our itinerary. We're getting into Narita airport (from the U.S. West Coast) at the head of Valentine's weekend and ...I don't want to go to Tokyo. But where should we go? [more inside]
I am soon (as in at this moment) moving to Taiwan, from Canada. I would love any suggestions folks have about travel, advice for new arrivals, old memories of visits, last minute travel recommendations and more. [more inside]
I want to work in education. I want to work with English language learners with learning disabilities. I want to find a job in Taiwan upon graduating college. Eventually I want to work in Scandinavia. I don't particularly want to work in the American education system. What is the market like for American certified teachers who want to work with these types of students in Taiwan? [more inside]
Are there any stores in Los Angeles that might carry this version of Sherlock - Season 1 (region 3 Taiwan version with Traditional Chinese Subtitles)? I need it quicker than YesAsia's 7-14 day shipping estimate.
Hi MeFites, Here's the deal. I booked the tickets but have done nothing yet about actual planning. I tend to favor seat-of-the pants arrive and go with the flow, but that works for longer trips. Mrs. Gotanda prefers an itinerary and reservations, and we really have 4 actual days. So, we need a happy medium. [more inside]
I've searched previous instances of congee showing up in comments on the Green, but very few actual recipes. None of the recipes I've found online even agree on the rice-to-water ratio or cooking time. Recipes from any nation, savory or sweet and any serving tips or suggestions most welcome!
I ordered a jacket from Taiwan on Oct 2. According to the tracking ID, it arrived in Frankfurt on Oct 5. There have been no further updates on the "foreign information" tab since then. Why is it stuck there for 11 days now? [more inside]
Earlier today I watched a short clip of 2 teams playing a game of... what, exactly? It was an indoor game, and there were field hockey / small soccer goals on each end of the court. Like soccer there were around 10 people for each team, but unlike soccer players seemed to use only their hands to pass the ball -- they couldn't kick it or dribble it, but they could bounce it to each other or into the goal. The ball itself was smaller than a basketball, maybe about the size of a small volleyball. Anyone know what this game might be? This game was between teams from mainland China and Taiwan and the clip was from a Hong Kong news show, so that all leads me to suppose this might be a game played only in Asia. Bonus points if you know the name of it in Chinese!
I am traveling to Taiwan for about two weeks very soon. I will be there with about 20 fellow students from my university. Being able to communicate amongst us while about Taipei will be pretty important. What do you recommend to use around the city? Inexpensive and easy would be great. [more inside]
Will I encounter trouble entering or exiting Taiwan based on my unpaid gym membership there? Also, will this affect my US credit in any way? [more inside]
We are planning a 3 day stop over in Taiwan during mid-August and are wanting hints and tips for places to see / places to stay / places to eat. [more inside]
I live in Toronto, and I have to go to Taipei in June for my brother's wedding. (I've never been to Taiwan.) In addition to the week i spend in Taiwan, I also want to go somewhere culturally interesting with good food and beaches, and i want to either fly there on my way to taiwan, or i want fly there and back from taiwan. Where can i fly to and from taiwan, cheaply? Or where can i stop en route to taiwan, without it breaking the bank? (Right now, my ideal beach vacation stop is Bali, but it appears to be an expensive flight from Taiwan, and it isn't a place i can get to as a stop en route.) [more inside]
What fruit is this? Bought it at a produce market in Taipei a few days ago and I was told to wait five days before eating it.
Traveling from Japan to Singapore via Taiwan. WRINKLES: 12:30a landing in Singapore and leaving from a predominantly-domestic airport in Japan. Question 1: Can I do yen directly to Singapore dollars in Taiwan? Question 2: How best to kill time in Chengi airport until the buses and MRT start running again in the morning?
I'll be spending just over a week in Taiwan, including New Year's Eve. I'd like to know what you'd recommend, both in Taipei and as a day trip somewhere else on the island. [more inside]
My wife and I are living in Manila and would like to get away for the long weekend in Late November/Early October. I was thinking of going to Japan but after watching a tv show on Taiwan, it looks amazing. I'm sure Asia has more to offer, so please help us pick a destination! [more inside]
I'm staying at a hotel in Taipei. After the last time my room was cleaned (that is, earlier today), I noticed that a partially-consumed water bottle I'd left in my room had had a cotton ball taped to it. Any idea what the significance of this might be?
How do I find a Chinese Release form? Chinese-Language video resources needed... [more inside]
I'm headed into Taiwan in a short while. Not to be indelicate, but I want to know what carry-on luggage-sized items I could bring to sell for a couple of bucks. [more inside]
I'd like to buy shares in a publicly traded Taiwanese company but I can't find a UK share dealing outfit who allow trades on the TWSE. Does anyone know of one that does?
Can you translate the Chinese(?) characters on this picture for me? [more inside]
Will a Taiwanese 3G cell phone work in the United States for data? [more inside]
Help me verify the existence of hongza - are the "Unlucky Houses" of Hongkong for real? [more inside]
How to do a cheap trip to Taiwan this summer? From California in July, returning in August. And what are the chances of earning a little cash there teaching English? [more inside]
Travelfilter: Help me, oh well-traveled ones! (Taiwan, language schools, etc.) [more inside]
Ice Cream Filter: When in Taiwan a few years back, I enjoyed an ice cream that was described to me as "chinese potato." It was purple in color, and it tasted slightly sweet, but otherwise relatively benign. What the hell did I likely eat? (Googling brings up very nearly nothing.)
I've twice bought the same cosmetic packaging components from a specific Taiwanese manufacturer through a US-based middleman. I'm ready to re-order and want to circumvent the middleman and order directly from the manufacturer who we will call BG Manufacturing. There are some fairly compelling motivations and rationale for doing so. Important details inside. [more inside]
OldCommercialFilter: Taiwanese soap commercial - help me find a video on the tubes! [more inside]
[Taiwanese law question] Does adoption legitimate an illegitimate child under Taiwanese law? [more inside]
It's the middle of the night in Taipei, Taiwan and I'm shivering with a fever of 101.7 degrees F - at what point should I head to the hospital? [more inside]
What is Philips' (Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.) main address in Taiwan?
Please give me Taiwan travel suggestions. [more inside]
Taiwan 2008 Presidential elections: What are the odds? [more inside]
I'd like to teach English in China, but only for a couple months. [more inside]
I am going on a trip next week to Taipei and Hong Kong, and would like leave with an empty suitcase and come back with a full one. Can you help me prepare for what to get where? [more inside]
TranslationFilter: Can anyone give a translation of this short article at Taiwan Ellegirl? Thanks!
Should I study at TaiDa and incur a US$10,000 debt or teach English in Jiangmen (near HK) and, you know, not be broke? Primary focus: learning Mandarin for future international business/applied technology grad school/career. [more inside]
Please help a confused student (US citizen) figure out how to study Mandarin in Taiwan. [more inside]
TravelFilter: Taipei, Taiwan. [more inside]
I have been asked to move to Tainan, Taiwan for one year to teach English and take a few Chinese classes. Is this a smart idea, safe place... [I have a few more questions inside]. [more inside]
Two questions: What would make a good California-related trinket/gift? And what's there to do in Taipei? [More Inside] [more inside]
I'm going to Taiwan and am looking for places to find cheap electronics. Is there any equivalent of Tokyo's Akihabara?
Advice on traveling from Seattle or Vancouver, B.C. to Okinawa or Taiwan cheaply. [General advice appreciated, three specific queries inside.] [more inside]