England and the Return of the Evil Landlords

Dom and I traveled to England last month to attend his sister’s wedding, and the reprieve from Kaohsiung couldn’t have come at a better time, seeing as I had just lost my job, and then a week later (just when we thought we had escaped the evil ex-landlords) the police showed up to my work looking […]

Yilan

Yilan makes for a nice 3-day weekend destination from Kaohsiung, and if you are living in Taipei,  it can easily be visited in a normal weekend or even on a spontaneous day trip. There is something for everyone to do in Yilan: hiking, surfing, paragliding, or simply relaxing on the beach with a good book. It […]

New Beginnings

We escaped the evil landlords and moved our things to a new and improved apartment down the street. I don’t know how we have accumulated so much stuff in only 14 months, but in our defense, most of it is practical: pots, pans, and other household items that we can leave behind when we leave for […]

Happy Easter From the Kiddos!

Hoppy Easter (haha couldn’t resist myself) from my kiddos in Taiwan!

An Expat Guide: Finding FREE Legal Advice in Taiwan

Hopefully this post is not relevant to your life, but if for some unfortunate reason you have been taken advantage of in a business deal by your landlords, employer, etc, then you might need to find legal representation. Recently, I wrote about Taiwan’s Foreign Police, and how the very threat of calling them won me an instant […]

20 Reasons I Prefer Teaching in Taiwan Over Honduras

This past year I have been living and teaching in Taiwan, which has proven to be a refreshing change of pace from the small village I lived in previously in Honduras.  And although comparing the two countries is like comparing a cactus to a camel, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that Taiwan is […]

10 Things I’ve Learned During My First Year in Taiwan

I can’t believe it, but today marks my one year “Taiwanniversary”. It’s crazy to think that one year ago, Dominic and I arrived in Kaohsiung with no job, no home, and no friends. Today, I am blessed with all of the above, and for this I am grateful. Taiwan has been good to me, and I’m […]

The Power of Maybe in Employee/Employer Relationships

It’s been one year since moving to Taiwan, and one of the most important things I have learned is the power of the word “maybe“. I’ve noticed that most Taiwanese are extremely non- confrontational and indirect. This is especially true in employer/employee relations.  I am a pretty direct person, and sometimes probably a bit too […]

Merry Christmas From Taiwan!

It’s my first Christmas away from home, but how could I be sad when I’m  surrounded by these cute faces? Merry Christmas y’all!! Jenna

10 Tips For Driving A Scooter In Taiwan

This is a guest post by blogger Dominic Le Croissette. If you are planning on moving to Taiwan or just making a visit, the chances are high that you’ll find yourself astride a scooter at some point. Whether you’re crossing the city between teaching jobs or beach-hopping on the Kenting peninsula, here’s what you should know […]