im going to Taiwan soon for the first time; and wish to know what's it like to live there as an expat - plus any tips or advice on where to stay, cost of living ( average monthly budget ), things to do and see.
for example are most expats settled in Taipei ? are there any other cities you'd recommend ? why ?
on the other hand, i'd also appreciate some advice on the cultural aspect of Taiwan ( do's and don'ts ), local food, nightlife, working as a foreigner, bureaucracy, getting married, making friends, learning Taiwanese language, buying property ( apartment ) etc.
or just feel free to drop any advice you'd think a first timer would benefit from.