An Expat Tale of Beginning Again – Living in Nice France

Five long months of planning, plotting and organizing for my move from Taiwan to Nice, and I’ve finally arrived! I’m living in NICE! I still pinch myself almost every day. Most evenings I wander down to the promenade for sunset, listening to my Spotify playlist while I soak in the beauty of my new life on the […]

Leaving Taiwan – What Will I Miss?

“I really miss joking….and having people answer my questions…and people not cringing when you try to hug them. There are a lot of things I love about Taiwan but I really miss expressiveness and touch-feely-ness. Direct answers. Sometimes it makes me feel so lonely and I consider leaving Taiwan.” – Nina Bo Bena Interesting observations […]

Expat Tales – Adventures in the Mystery of Acupuncture

“You’re going to feel this throughout your body”, he warned. I braced myself by sticking my thumbnail into my forefinger, anticipating a slight surge of pain. But what I got was more like a lightning bolt of energy shooting from my knee straight down to my foot. I jumped. They restrained me. I didn’t cry. […]

Taiwanniversary – Four Expat Lessons Learned After Three Years in Taiwan

“But he was able to understand one thing: making a decision was only the beginning of things. When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (Expat Lessons?) Three years […]

Moving to Taiwan – The Price of a Starting a New Life

Starting over in a new country can be really expensive – emotionally, mentally, and financially. It can break your bank while it breaks your heart, as you get rid of all your “stuff” and break-up with your old life. So, if you’re considering moving to Taiwan, here’s a breakdown of real-life expenses to help in […]