How to Get A Taiwanese Driver’s License

By Todd Blackhurst The seemingly elusive Taiwanese Driver’s License, how can it be obtained? Check out the details below and I’ll show you how to get your very own license here in Taiwan. It’s really not that difficult, and if you plan on driving a car and/or a scooter in Taiwan, you must possess either a valid Taiwan Driver’s License or a recognized International Driver’s License. First – Can you drive without a TWDL? Here’s the official government answer to that question: You may drive in Taiwan for up to thirty days after landing without IDP, after which an International Driving … Continue reading How to Get A Taiwanese Driver’s License

Printing at 7-11 in Taichung (Updated 5/3/2015)

By Todd Blackhurst 7-11 is probably my favorite store in Taichung. Why you ask? Because you can take care of almost anything there – and get a slurpee! Printing, Copies, Train & Bus Tickets, Paying bills, and picking up groceries. You can even order full meals and have them delivered straight to your door. Do you need to send something to someone across the island or across town? Then 7-11 is just as convenient as the post office. In this post, I’ll show you how to print at 7-11 from your home computer. In every 7-11 there is a computer … Continue reading Printing at 7-11 in Taichung (Updated 5/3/2015)

Apartment Hunting in Taichung

591.com is the primary real estate site that owners and agents list properties on for the Taiwan real estate market. Unfortunately for non-mandarin readers, the site seems largely inaccessible. Hopefully, this post will give you the tools to make use of this site and make it a little easier to search for and secure your housing. We are also here to help. Don’t waste time going through endless searches to be disappointed. Tell us what you are looking for, your budget and what your time frame is. We understand the western mind and the eastern way. We can make this process a … Continue reading Apartment Hunting in Taichung

Riding the Bus in Taichung

Getting around in Taichung can be a challenging experience. If you don’t have access to a scooter or car, the expense of taxi’s can add up quickly. How do you use the bus system and make sense of where to get on and off? In Taichung, if you know what you are doing, you will almost never have to walk more than a block or two to your destination. Here are the steps to help you get on the bus. Go to your nearest 7-11 / Family Mart and purchase a YoYoKa, yes you can say that word. It will … Continue reading Riding the Bus in Taichung