Our new home in Hualien, Taiwan

Our new home in Hualien, Taiwan
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After living in Canada for 37 years, I decided to relocate to a hidden paradise called Hualien. My wife is Taiwanese, so it is going home for her but a new culture for me and our daughter who was born in Canada. This blog is intended to document our experiences in our new chosen home. Please come back often to see more updates, and throw in a comment or two....

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    Another day in paradise! Here we are in the middle of a winter, and we are basking in summer like weather. Hualien is blessed with warm and sunny ...

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  • Love is in the air......

    Allen's second son Mark, got married two weeks ago in Taipei and along with many good friends from Canada, we attended the beautiful wedding at ...

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  • Summer of 2014

    Again, this summer I went home to Victoria to see mom and family, and friends. Frankie has summer school in Hualien and therefore, stayed behind with ...

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last year

try this: also this: Both are in Chinese, sorry. JC

last year

Hello. I am a Canadian living in Australia. We are wanting to study chinese and a friend suggested hualien. Is their a site that has rental properties on it. We are 5 - kids are 6,4,1. Looking for prices. Hope you,are able to reply. Best regards.

4 years ago

dear Retired in best me to it. Am planning on retiring to Hualien, currently in Taipei. Probably in future will bump into you.

5 years ago

I live in Hualien, not Tainan. But I imagine things should be similar. Chinese is a complex language, as long as you pick up some everyday useful phrases, you will get by. There are many English speaking Taiwanese, and also in every city, there is a large enough community of expats. Many foreigners come to Taiwan to teach English...Here in Hualien, a 4 bedroom home rents for about $600 to $800 US a month. Pools are a luxury and most homes do not have them. Tainan is much more affordable than Taipei, and weather is better also. Good luck.

5 years ago

So my husband has been offered an expat to Tainan. We live in Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco. He has been to Tainan several times, I never. Do they have homes in Tainan, or is it all apartments like Taipei? I speak English, German, French, Spanish, but NO CHINESE. Will that be a huge problem? How quickly can one learn the language? How much should I expect to pay for a 3-4 bedroom apartment with a pool in Tainan? Do they have libraries with English books? Do you mind answering all these stupid questions I seem to have? veena

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