For almost four years, Taipei has been my home away from home. I came here originally to teach for a year, and that year turned into a year and a half, and that turned into indefinitely. I fell in love here, not just with this place, but also with The Boyfriend. Taiwan has been good to us and we are very happy living and working here.
Taiwan is a great place to live. People from all over the world come here, most of the time to teach English as a second language, which is what I do. I would probably have never met so many people from different countries if I didn't grab that chance to move to Asia.
My favorite thing about living in Taipei is that it's really a very interesting place, especially if you can't speak the language and get by mostly with charades and pointing at things, and that you never know where the day might take you. I love the public transport system here, and that there's always something fun going on. Also, I like the fact that I can travel around Asia easily.
Sometimes I can't believe where I live. Here I am, just a small town girl from South Africa, doing my thing in a huge city in Taiwan. But I love every second of it and wouldn't have it any other way!