I am a young retiree who has recently relocated to Hualien city in Taiwan. I am Chinese Canadian who has traded in his snow shoes for golf shoes. I have thoroughly enjoyed my thirty seven years in the great white north, but it is time to be closer to my roots where the climate is much milder all year round. Although I do speak Mandarin, not very well of course, I still feel like an outsider sometimes, well, most of the time. Guess it will take time to adjust, but as most of you know, old habits are hard to break, and having lived in one of the best countries of the world, we do take many things for granted; well, not anymore.
Obviously many expats here are either teaching or just working on a temporary basis. I do enjoy reading and learning from your experiences. But I am also interested in hearing from those who are committed to call this home for the foreseeable future, and if there are others who are financially secured and have the leisure to knock some little white balls around to kill time......FORE!!!!
JC in Hualien