Photo of USTDC courtesy of Les Duffin

Monday, May 5, 2008

Taiwan Travel Tips

This is a bit off-topic, but I stumbled across Ken Berglund's blog today. Ken is an American school teacher in Taiwan who is returning to the States in a few days after four years in-country. In his most recent article, called Taiwan Survival Guide - Ten Tips To Help You Survive, he discusses different things that you should have, or do, before going to Taiwan. I thought it might be interesting reading, especially for those contemplating a visit.

One item that he mentioned was the importance of bringing plenty of over-the-counter drugs, such as aspirin, which he says are not easy to find there. We military types didn't have to worry about such things, since whatever we needed was usually available at the Navy Exchange.

I was a little surprised to find that the water still isn't safe to drink.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was certainly easier to obtain these items when the American Military was still there.

Many stores carried what were very obviously black market items directly from the Commissary and PX.

I even went into a local store that featured Pachinco machines and one of the prizes was a box
of U.S. issue, black, ball point pens.

Jim Sartor