What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Sampling all the good food along Dihua Street during Chinese New Year! Watching the Taipei 101 new year fireworks from the roof of our apartment building! Fun beaches are only 1 hr away - Baishawan and Waiao Beaches have fun waves, Fulong Beach has a sand castle festival in the spring, Heping Island Park has fish pools you can swim in! Visiting Taroko Gorge in Hualien is a must due to its beautiful scenery and hikes! - Jul 2020

Taiwan is really an amazing place to live, with beaches, mountains and forests, national parks, and remarkable public transit to almost anywhere. Taipei is an incredibly convenient place to live, anywhere in the city. Everyone thinks their neighborhood is the best, most convenient place. - Dec 2018

Exploring the city, with surprises to be found everywhere: nice independent shops, small temples, cute parks, riverside bike lanes, night markets, etc. The rest of the island has lots to offer, both nature and culture, and it's all very accessible. If you like hiking, you can spend multiple lifetimes in Taiwan, never walking the same hike twice. - Jul 2018

The people are very friendly and polite. That is one of the reasons I think this is one of the better posts in the world, along with the transportation and safety. - Sep 2015

outdoor activities in and around the city such as running, hiking, biking, walking the dog, waterskiing, surfing, stand up paddling and just hanging out at the beach. - Aug 2015

Taipei is great, really a perfect little Eden. We've loved living in such a safe place. Everyone is very friendly and will go out of their way to help you. Unlike so many places, they love Americans and really want you to love Taiwan. The regional travel has been a real highlight too. The Japanese food has been a great surprise. Not sure how I will handle not having access to cheap, high quality sushi. - Apr 2015

Traveling outside of Taipei (Taroko Gorge, Kaoshiung, the mountains surrounding Taipei, etc.) The drive down the east coast from Taipei to Hualian was the most beautiful and engaging road trips I have ever done. - Sep 2013

We love the fact that from our apartment we can be in the heart of Taipei or up in the mountains, either way in 20 minutes. Taiwan is incredibly diverse with mountains, beaches, cities etc. The people are some of the friendliest in the world. - Jul 2013

The people. The Taiwanese are some of the kindest people we have ever met. Also, Taiwan is incredibly safe. Our kids ride public transportation at night, and we never worry. Also, there are great places to visit around SE Asia, such as Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Singapore. - May 2013

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