Thoughts of a Canadian Exchange Student

Good-bye Taiwan (再見台灣)

Taipei 101

Dawn breaking over Taipei and Taipei 101. (台北和台北101的日出)


Taiwan’s breathtaking natural beauty. (台灣的蠻好看的自然風景)

NTU National Taiwan University

NTU at dawn. (台大的日出)

Although I left in July…
Good-bye Taiwan, and thanks for everything.


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  1. Kristen Yip said, on April 6, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Jennifer, I saw some pics from your trip and sursly, your photos are A to the MAZING!! what camera do you use? it looks like you had a fun and great experience! :):)

  2. meL said, on December 5, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    A to the MAZING pictures + 1!!

  3. Etherus said, on February 20, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Hello, very nice website you have and nice pictures, i was curious is there a way I could sent you an email with some questions of going to study in Taiwan?

    • leafgirl04 said, on March 8, 2010 at 10:39 am

      Sorry for the late reply, but sure, I’d be happy to answer any questions.

      How about you ask me in this post? I bet other people have similar questions too.

  4. Etherus said, on March 8, 2010 at 11:33 am

    Thank you so much for your response, my biggest question is about money, how much money would you need to live in Taiwan? My idea is to go study for 2 or 3 years in Taipei to learn Chinese language and the culture, I have no problems finding prices for the schools, but I have no idea how much I would need to safe for actually being able to live there.

    Could you maybe share how you did do this? did you safe 1 big amount of money and then did go there? Did you rent your own apartment? I hope you have some information about this for me :)!

    • leafgirl04 said, on March 21, 2010 at 2:49 pm

      I didn’t rent an apartment. I stayed in a dormitory, so I saved a lot of money. It was about 8000 NTD for 5 months, but this was 2 years ago. I suppose it’s quite expensive to rent an apartment… I know is a popular website for foreigners to try and find apartments. Here is the specific link for housing:

      For the amount of money to live in Taipei… it really depends on how you intend to live. If you want an extravagant lifestyle, it’ll cost more. If it’s more spartan, less. But on the whole, I think it will be cheaper to live in Taipei than if you come from say, North America or Europe. Food, transportation, travel and general expenses are generally cheaper. Accommodation will probably be the most expensive.

  5. Mo-Li said, on March 29, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Hey, just found this while looking for sushi express information! so cool, were you with rotary? sorry, I am also canadian exchange student is Taiwan, I’ve been here for 7 months and I also leave in July. just thought i’d drop you a line, Taiwan is still as beautiful as the pictures you took while you were here!

    • leafgirl04 said, on April 12, 2010 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks for visiting! No, I didn’t go through the Rotary; I went through my university. Yeah, Taiwan is beautiful. I hope to go back someday. Enjoy the rest of your time there.

  6. Boitoutlity said, on April 29, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Hi there!

    I’m new to this forum and just wanted to say hi. So Hi!


  7. Siviya said, on August 7, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I’m a Taiwanese and staying English and nursing in Canada.
    I found your blog so might I share your blog on my facebook because I want to show Taiwan to my friends through your eye.
    Thank you in advance.

    • leafgirl04 said, on August 10, 2010 at 9:50 am

      Hi Siviya, thanks for visiting my blog. I’m glad that you find it useful. I hope you enjoy your time in Canada!

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