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Sadebugo



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Taichung Questions Reply with quote

I just found out I'll be going to Taichung for six months and would appreciate any answers to the following questions:

1. Do you find the city to be expat friendly? By that I mean, are the people for the most part accepting of foreigners? I had some negative experiences in that regard in Korea so hope it's better in Taiwan. Do people working in shops usually have some English?

2. I will be provided with a rental car but wonder if it's worth using in the city. Is the traffic there problematic? How about public transportation--inexpensive and/or convenient? Is there a subway system?

3. Are there many shops for laundry/dry cleaning? What are the approximate costs? I don't wish to pay the rates at the hotel where I'll be staying.

That's enough for now. I know the questions are sort of general but don't have enough knowledge about the city to probe deeper. Thanks in advance for your help.

Sadebugo
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JZer



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are traveling around the city a scooter is better. If you want to see Taiwan on the weekend and travel to Kenting, Taipei, Haulian a car will be useful.

3. There are places where you can get dry cleaning done. I don't know the price for clothes. I had a suit dry cleaned before.
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Sadebugo



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JZer wrote:
If you are traveling around the city a scooter is better. If you want to see Taiwan on the weekend and travel to Kenting, Taipei, Haulian a car will be useful.

3. There are places where you can get dry cleaning done. I don't know the price for clothes. I had a suit dry cleaned before.


Thanks for the advice! I'm leaving tomorrow and will hopefully find out for myself once there.
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