Steam train CK124

Steam Train CK124 at Shanjia Station

There is something about a steam train that seems to fire the imagination regardless of where it’s being stoked. This is definitely the case in Taiwan where there is an avid following. Despite this, it…

The National Palace Museum

The National Palace Museum (NPM) is considered to be a national treasure in Taiwan, and is on just about every top list of things to see in Taiwan. And there is no doubt of the importance…

Coffee Naps

The “naps” in the name is because you are supposed to feel so comfortable you’ll want to take a nap. It certainly feels like sitting in a living room and the comfy seats are very…

100 Taiwanese dollars

Money

Cash is still king in Taiwan, though credit cards are accepted in ever more places The currency in Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (NT$). Most establishments do not accept US dollars or other currencies,…

Getting help in Taiwan
Getting Help
Scooter police in Taiwan
Security
Recreation and Leisure
Visiting the dentist in Taiwan
Healthcare, Insurance, and Dentistry

Understanding Taiwan’s Ethnic Groups

Have you ever heard anyone talk about the ethnic groups of Taiwan and wondered what they meant? Do you know your Yuanzhumin from your Waishengren? This is a brief guide to understanding the terms Taiwanese…