After quite an exhausting trip, we are finally in Taiwan! Our Apartment is lovely, the city is beautiful, and our work is fantastic. Seriously.
Apparently, it is Chinese superstition that the harder your initial journey into something is, the more blessed your overall experience will be once you get there. I’m inclined to believe it now! Wow!
So, first, here is our apartment complex. It’s beautiful, full of gardens, in a good area, and there are guards on duty 24-7.
We live on the 9th floor, but the fast elevators make that hard to believe. Look how high up we are!
The apartment is fully furnished, huge, and free! You really can’t ask for more than that! Here are some photos of our space. First, the Living Area.
The Kitchen and Laundry Room.
I really can’t complain, though, because we have two bathrooms with toilets. Many bathrooms around here are equipped with what people call ‘Squatters’, which look like the technological marvel below on the left.
Yeah…WTF am I supposed to do with that!? Lol. Another fun fact about Taiwan Bathrooms is that toilet paper doesn’t come in rolls, it comes in tissue-box-like plastic packages like this.
At first I was really put off by this, but now I think I actually prefer it. Toilet paper and tissue are now one purchase instead of two. Hooray!
Also, Chiayi is riddled with cheep and amazing food. This curry came from a local Thai restaurant (Thailand, not Taiwan) and cost about $4.
Just down the road is a dentist office with this adorable mascot which I couldn’t help but pose in front of! This is the mascot OF THE DENTIST! What is up with this place!? How is everything SO CUTE!?
I really like it here! Did I mention our apartment has three furnished bedrooms!? If you’re looking for an amazing vacation in the near future, you should come stay with us! Just ask us which airlines to avoid first! 😉