Taichung Taxi Cards

Do you need some help getting around? Do you often use taxi’s? Then please feel free to download these cards to your mobile device. The cards have a Mandarin Name and/or Address as well as the English name of a location. Just show it to the driver or even your Taiwanese friends if you are having trouble communicating where you want to go. If you don’t find the card you need, just send me a message and I’ll send you one back quickly and add it to the stack if it’s one that others might also need. Message me on … Continue reading Taichung Taxi Cards

Losing My History – Expat Issues

I’m a storyteller. Sharing funny moments from my life with family and friends is part of my identity. So when we moved overseas to Taiwan, something unexpected happened. In the course of a 13 hour plane ride, I became a nobody. It was as if my life, my stories, my history suddenly became a burner cell phone. Pull the sim and discard in the nearest trash (which by the way, is pretty hard to find here if you know what I mean). If you have moved across cultures, you know exactly what I’m talking about. And it doesn’t necessarily require a … Continue reading Losing My History – Expat Issues

The TIX Most Requested Info

Here is a compilation of the most requested info on the Taichung Info Exchange, including links to other Facebook pages of use to expats living in Taichung/Taiwan. Most Requested Info: National Immigration Agency (Taichung Office / Fengyuan Office) 04 2254 9981 / 04 2526 1087 Emergency Phone Numbers & Information English Speaking Hotline for Foreigners –  1999 Department of Motor Vehicles (Dadu Mountain Office / Beitun Office / Fengyuan Office) Information on taking the written driving test for cars & motorbikes. https://tpcmv.thb.gov.tw/English/ServicesEng/LicenseEng/LicenseTest Island wide. https://www.mvdis.gov.tw/m3-simulator-drv/index.zul Practice test for cars and motorcycles in various languages. The Taiwan Government page related to school … Continue reading The TIX Most Requested Info