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jennyyeh 22d
๐Ÿ›ฌ xkrnbubthb just arrived in ๐ŸฅŸ Taipei, #taiwan
๐Ÿ›ฌ pxhisobzfouau just arrived in ๐ŸฅŸ Taipei, #taiwan
felixopp 19d
Are there still quarantine measures in Taipei right now? I saw you still have to do a ~7 day self check or something like that when you get in? Will be passing through for a couple of days.
sascha 19d
Arrived 2-3 days ago. Didnโ€™t have to do any self check. Also nobody told me to do so
felixopp 19d
Nice one thanks!
sixit 19d
7 day check is only if you're coming from China
cy 19d
There was a 7days self check, but no one care about it and no one checking it.
Thanks for organizing last time phbijifo ! Iโ€™ll meet up w/ yaโ€™ll again if itโ€™s on ๐Ÿ™‚
shiori 18d
๐Ÿ›ฌ ufvxsefp just arrived in Hualien City, #taiwan
vsimon 18d
I have mounting plans, but I can propose a place for tonight โ˜บ๏ธ Not sure how much I can participate
Do that n weโ€™ll see how many will participate. I just started a small hike from Jiantan. Good luck w/ plans, Simon!
vsimon 18d
Placebo ๅฎ‰ๆ…ฐๅŠ‘ๅฐ้…’้คจ

vsimon 18d
a recommendation from a local ๐Ÿ˜Š
warren 18d
placebo is too small for any group larger than 4. good drinks tho
vsimon 18d
Learn Bar ๅญธๅง็ฒพ้‡€

I saw this place and it looked very suitable
zszs157 18d
I can't make a meetup tonight either. I'm going to be at Sappho Live watching their Blues jam tonight. Not great for a conversation, but if you like blues music, they start at 9pm.

Sappho Live
02 2581 9874

<@U0ZRW1KEH>, I'm down if we are going to try to make Thursday a weekly Nomad get together.
zszs157 18d
If anyone likes hiking, I'm joining this meetup on Saturday|
Iโ€™m literally hiking RN! So Iโ€™ll check this one out later. THX
What's up, legends? My partner and I will be visiting Viet Nam at the end of April. We'll be flying EVA with a 14-hour lay over in Taipei (6:00 - 19:30).

In your experience, what are the top 3 experiences to do with during this layover? Thanks! ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ
vsimon 17d
clvskueok This would have been really cool, but In true nomadic fashion, I am proceeding very soon to my next destination
mikeroams 14d
Hi everyone. waveskin-tone-2 Iโ€™m arriving in Taipei this Saturday and I want to be more proactive about socializing there. Iโ€™m happy to go hiking, play ping pong, cowork, lunch or dinner, and surf in Wushi. Iโ€™ll be staying one month and trying to make the most out of it despite not speaking mandarin (but Iโ€™m learning some!). Iโ€™ll be working from The Hive.

Any of you have plans for some group activities during CNY? Iโ€™ve never experienced it and hope I donโ€™t have to live off instant noodles :laughing:

Oh and I already saved the restaurant recommendations by yqqlvugdaqsvq further up in this chat, but if anyone has recs for restaurants on delivery, Iโ€™d appreciate that. Here in Thailand Grab and Foodpanda donโ€™t auto-translate so itโ€™s a bit tricky to find places if they donโ€™t have the menu in English
sascha 13d
Same with Foodpanda (you need new account) and Uber eats here. No auto-translate
sascha 13d
Best might be using their websites to order. At least translation is bit easier
jasonsd 13d
๐Ÿ›ฌ ezhzywsou just arrived in ๐ŸฅŸ Taipei, #taiwan
shiori 11d
๐Ÿ›ฌ fdqvchik just arrived in ๐ŸฅŸ Taipei, #taiwan
enilsen16 10d
๐Ÿ›ฌ pqmydefxcug just arrived in ๐ŸฅŸ Taipei, #taiwan
Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹ Did anyone have good experiences with mandarin language schools in Taipei or Tainan? I'm looking for something to flexibly join for ~3 months with 2-4 hours of class most days
jennyyeh 10d
You can check the website of National Taiwan Normal University, the most famous one
Itโ€™s in Taipei
mikeroams 10d
Whatโ€™s the best way to get a SIM for Taiwan?
Thanks! I'll check it out. I've also reached out to to the Taiwan Mandarin Institute and one other school. I'll report back when I have a price and feature comparison (feel free to remind me if I forget ;))
vsimon 10d
Right at the airport, thereโ€™re booths in several places with well-trained people.
vsimon 10d
Itโ€™s important to get it at the airport as they donโ€™t sell tourist SIMs elsewhere afaik
mikeroams 10d
Great, thank you! Whatโ€™s the best network?
vsimon 10d
Chunghwa Telecom.
2nd option Far EasTone
q5943 9d
Hello! I just arrived in Taipei and I'm wondering what to do in the next week since most places are closed. I was thinking of going hiking but definitely can use some buddies :)
Can also use services like
I like to have the sim already purchased when I land
my gf and I are flying in on Tuesday, we can link up for some hikes if you like
Cool, i got the Chunghwa. Itโ€™s super fast even though itโ€™s โ€œjustโ€ 4G. So donโ€™t be mislead by the other carrier advertising 5G
vsimon 9d
Chunghwa never let me down ๐Ÿ™‚ Except in basement level places

Good for a hot spot, too
vsimon 9d
Go to Elephant mountain around 17:15 by yourself! Get a mosquito repellent ๐Ÿ™‚
Iโ€™d be up for a hike
Hi, everyone. Thoughts on being able to get around in Taiwan only knowing English & basic Mandarin (say, A2/B1 levels) -- in other words, without knowing any Hokkien/Minnan or Hakka?
๐Ÿ›ฌ dubhvlippnt just arrived in ๐ŸฅŸ Taipei, #taiwan
Anyone (past the beginner stage) up for surfing? Iโ€™m trying to figure out the spots near Taipei

shiori 8d
No problem! I only know hello/ thank you/ I am Japanese/ beer in mandarin but surviving here for 3 months haha
They are nice and helpful people.
And google translate is god ๐Ÿ™
There is a very long thread on this in the Taiwan reddit, weighing pros and cons of all the schools. I found it very usefulโ€ฆon mobile right now but can look for link later because I forgot to saveโ€ฆ
markooo 8d
Itโ€™s no problem
markooo 8d
Taiwanese are super kind and helpful
Hey all. I am nomadding in Taiwan in March. I plan to do some hikes, and was wondering if anyone of you knows the following:
1. It seems that the 2 major parks (Shei-Pa, Yushan) are still difficult because it is officially โ€˜snow seasonโ€™ in March and this requires proof of alpine experience, wearing a helmet etcโ€ฆ to obtain the permit. Does anyone know if that is correct? It was not so easy to verify this.
2. I am planning to visit Nanren Ecological Park in Kenting. It requires a permit but I am having difficulties to find the right application area. Also, I did visit this area 6 years ago, and at that time you also needed a permit but was not required to have a โ€˜educational guideโ€™ with you in the park. As far as I can see now this is something that is required now. Does anyone know more on that requirement? Can you visit the area by yourself?
Google Translate has really made everything so much simpler. I would have been f.cked in Iraq without it ๐Ÿ˜‚ my only method for communicating with taxi drivers taking me across the country
provided nothing urgent comes up I'm game as early as Wednesday and through the rest of the week in all likelihood
jlrubio 7d
๐Ÿ›ฌ rhahcdwtk just arrived in ๐ŸฅŸ Taipei, #taiwan
jrejaud 7d
Anyone know anything of interest to do in/ around Taipei during CNY? Everything is closed now ๐Ÿ˜†
Not a surfer, so I donโ€™t know about the waves. But weather wise (and beach wise) Taipei is probably not the best RN. Go further south. The southernmost big city (Kaohsiung) is only 1ยฝh w/ HSR. Iโ€™ll go there in a week or less n stay for a month or so. Feel free to join
Yoooโ€ฆ Parks, forests, streets, metros all open!
jrejaud 7d
Can you recommend some forests to walk around in? Iโ€™m near Daan Park now, itโ€™s rather pretty but a bit too urban.
I agree. Yes. Give a min [pulling up map]
Give me a min
Botanical garden is quite nice, n quite close by. Still quite urban, but less so than Daan
jrejaud 7d
Whatโ€™s something deeper into the boonies? Iโ€™m down for a trip to see the forest pixies ๐Ÿ˜
Xiangshan is also very close (red_circlem end stop) n there r both quite a few parks n hike trails
jrejaud 7d
That looks lovely, Iโ€™ll check it out, thanks man.
Take the red_circlem to :busstop:Jiantan in order to see Yuan Shan Scenic Area n the city observation platform
Take the red_circlem a few stops more to :busstop:Zhishan in order to see Zhishan park, which is a temple n park on top of a hill
Take the red_circlem even a few stops more to :busstop:Quilian in order to see Quilian park, which is really nice. Went there yesterday
These should keep u going for a while ๐Ÿ˜‚
jrejaud 7d
Dope, Iโ€™ll check this stuff out this afternoon after Iโ€™m done slaving away, thanks for the itinerary
Happy slaving! (If thatโ€™s smt one can say)
jrejaud 7d
I slave so that one day I can be free pleading_face
Good. At least you willing to put effort into achieving freedom โ€“ few do
jrejaud 7d
I started a SASS a year and a half around which is making decent profit now. Iโ€™d like to establish a few more companies this year (and then maybe I will be free haha), whatโ€™s your current slavery?
Sounds good. Happy to say Iโ€™m not a slave RN. I work to change the world. I make a universal language and a universal input device, as the nexus of a larger ecosystem of modular, multifunctional n minimalist products, that could replace most of the everyday tools/things most of people need
jrejaud 7d
So like google translate?
Not at all. Canโ€™t speak Google translate, right? (Itโ€™s a translator, not a language.) And itโ€™s limited to one domain, right? (Ie. only โ€œnatural AKA spoken languageโ€, so not code, math, music n other forms of language.)

Iโ€™m making a language, not a translator. And itโ€™s not simply โ€œinter-nationalโ€ (say, enabling speakers of English and Chinese to communicate through one common language), but also โ€œinter-professionalโ€ (enabling everybody to much more easily get into re. code, math, music and then utilize the synergy effects between these fields, w/o any of the current man made/artificial barriers)
jrejaud 7d
So like math?
Yes. Math too
q5943 7d
If the weather holds up on Wednesday we should do the elephant mountain longer trail! Tiger to Elephant Mountain via Jiuwufeng on AllTrails
I wonโ€™t join on Wednesday, going surfing
q5943 6d
Actually Thursday works better because of the weather
๐Ÿ›ฌ vwiktzgnlvy just arrived in ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Kaohsiung, #taiwan
Dang it is chilly and windy cold_face
great, thanks for the explanations
zszs157 5d
sofysnkww not sure what day things start opening up again, but some things that are still available:

1. Tamsui (end of the red line) has a boardwalk and was filled with people eating, playing games, shooting the scenery. You can stay take a grey across the river to Bali area for more of the dad's. We did a 4 person bike ride on the bike path that was fun.
2. Ximending and Taipei 101 were open and crowded. Just shopping/mall kinda stuff, but always fun people watching. We also got lucky on Sunday with the one clear day this week to enjoy the observatory

3. The four beasts hiking area, again on a clear day is nice. It's lots of steps and concrete paths but it's nice and in nature and the views of downtown are great. Even with the elevation climbs, a pretty simple hike, tho with the weather, might suck a bit :rolling_on_the_floor_laughing:

4. Bike along the river front paths with Youbike.
anyone else up for this tomorrow?
q5943 5d
Meeting at 8! I can start an whatsapp group thread for anyone else that's coming
jrejaud 5d
It was way warmer a week ago haha, you just missed it
Saw this nowโ€ฆ Hiked today, so Iโ€™m quite exhausted, n will do a shorter hike in the hot spring area (Beitou), where I currently live, this THU. If any of u want to hike more another time, I might be up for it. Happy hiking!
๐Ÿ›ฌ insfuabgqae just arrived in ๐ŸฅŸ Taipei, #taiwan
๐Ÿ›ฌ qhmxezmskugbix just arrived in ๐ŸฅŸ Taipei, #taiwan
At least I get to put on long pants again for the first time in 8 months ๐Ÿ˜‚
You can check wushigang in yilan.
Thatโ€™s the closet surfing spot from Taipei
What are the best places/meetings in Taipei for expats/digital nomads?
If youโ€™re in Taipei and would like to experience lantern festival, hereโ€™s some event information:

izakaya_lantern Pinxi sky lantern Festival
Feb.05 18-20:30 at Shifen Venue
Feb.11 18-20:30 at pinxi venue

izakaya_lantern New Taipei City lantern display
Jan.26-Feb.12 18:00-22:00 at New Taipei Metropolitan Park

izakaya_lantern Taipei City Lantern Display
Feb.5-19 17:00-22:00 at several places
Google Taiwan lantern festival in Taipei for more info
q5943 3d
Hey folks, Jenny and I are meeting at 11 for the museum. Let us know if anyone else wants to join!

National Palace Museum
+886 2 6610 3600
11am tmr?
q5943 3d
Itโ€™s on my list. That n the garden next to it.

Iโ€™d need to check first re. my stay etc. Thanks for inviting ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
A bit (too) tight fit for me this time around. Have fun!
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