Information about Taipei and Taiwan

This part of the site will be used to share our knowledge about all things we think you need to know about life specifically in Taipei but also some small info on other parts of Taiwan every now and then. 

We will try and share everything from the simple things, of how much does a taxi cost, and getting an easy card to get around, to bigger stuff like dealing with tax, getting a driving licsense and finding an apartment.

We hope this can help new people with their transition to life in Taipei and Taiwan.

Also if anyone has any queries or questions regarding Taipei or Taiwan please feel free to send us a message and ask.  

Thank you all, 

From Taipei Magpies. 

Is Living in Taipei City All It’s Cracked Up to be?

10-10-2017

I lived in Taipei for 7 years.  Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Yep the first couple of years were enjoyable…that’s granted but suddenly and slowly I started to realise think is it…

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Taipei Lantern Festival

30-01-2017

This year's Taipei Lantern Festival will take place around the Beimen (North Gate) area and Section 1 of Zhonghua Road.  These areas can be accessed via Biemen or Ximen MRT Stations.  The lantern Festival will…

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A Good Dentist Near Guting

23-01-2017

Address - No. 69, Section 1, Heping West Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City, 100.  台北市和平西路一段69號.Opening Hours - Morning. 早診10:00~13:00,Afternoon. 午診14:00~17:00,Evening. 晚診18:00~21:00.Phone - (02)2394-0123Closest MRT - Exit 8 Guting Station, 5 minutes walk. 古亭站8號出口步行約5分One Christmas while I was teaching, some…

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New Year at Taipei 101

29-12-2016

Its approaching that time of year again where everyone goes mental, watches some fireworks, gets blind drunk and wishes everyone a Happy New Year.  I think the whole world knows one of the best places…

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A Good Dermatologist

14-11-2016

Address - Close to 77 Shida Road, Near Shida University, and Shida Night Market.Back in the UK I had any amount of problems with Psoriasis and Eczema but since moving to Taiwan they haven't effected me much,…

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英式西服 - Ying Shi Shirts

30-10-2016

Address - No. 94, Section 4, Minsheng E Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City, 105.  台北市松山區民生東路四段94號1F.Facebook - Ying Shi Shirts Recently I changed jobs and now I am eventually out of the Buxiban game(Hurrah, Hurraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!)  This is exceedingly…

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Spot Cinema

25-10-2016

Address - Zhongshan North Road, Section 2, No.18, Taipei City For years upon years since I came to Taipei I have went past this cinema that is in a fancy looking white building that stands out like…

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Bose Quiet Comfort 25

24-09-2016

Quite a few months back my headphones broke, and I decided that I was finally going to splurge a load of cash on a very good pair.  I was specifically looking for a pair where…

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100NT Quick Haircut

09-07-2016

People new to Taiwan often ask me where do I get my haircut.  Well for anyone who has met me, you will all know that I am slowly/quickly running out of hair so now I…

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Good Scooter Shop on Tingzhou Road, Zhongzheng District

05-07-2016

Address - 188, Section 1, Tingzhou Road, Zhongzheng District, Taipei City.I had been looking for a good scooter shop close to my home for a long time, when one night heading home late from work I…

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