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  • I know this happens to us all the time

  • whenever we travel to a foreign country

  • but it's good that you don't make these

  • 9 crucial mistakes

  • when you visit Taiwan

  • whether it's for the 1st time

  • or for the 100th time

  • First of all

  • It's never safe to assume

  • people around you

  • don't speak your language

  • especially English

  • when in Taiwan

  • you might think people don't understand

  • what you are saying

  • and you might say something offensive

  • and that is true to

  • whichever country you visit

  • really

  • and this one is rather forgivable

  • when it comes to the tourists in Taipei

  • because

  • anybody

  • who is anyone

  • takes the metro regularly

  • knows that

  • you need to line up to get onto the train

  • and when we see people

  • who don't line up

  • I guess

  • automatically assume that they are

  • oblivious tourists

  • and did you know that

  • drinking or eating

  • on the subway in Taipei

  • is actually against the rules

  • and this one is simply

  • a life or death measure

  • because you should never assume

  • a vehicle will yield to you

  • in the streets of Taipei

  • especially when you jaywalk

  • or even when you are in the crosswalk

  • and I know this one sounds

  • incredibly inconvenient

  • but you should always

  • carry cash with you

  • when you're traveling around Taiwan

  • the convenient stores

  • the 7-11

  • even the McDonald's

  • don't take credit cards

  • and this is sort of

  • not a mistake

  • but more of a presumption

  • you should never presume that

  • everybody in Taiwan

  • is Taiwanese

  • and that makes sense

  • because there are a bunch of other tourists

  • Japanese, Korean

  • Singaporean Indonesian

  • just to name a few

  • and of course, the overgeneralization

  • I mean

  • it's very easy

  • to assume or call

  • an east Asian looking person

  • Chinese

  • and

  • sometimes

  • people can get quite offensive

  • when you call them Chinese

  • because we like to be politically correct

  • when it comes to nationality

  • and it goes without saying

  • when you are in a foreign country

  • it's always advised

  • to try the local foods

  • even if it's something bizarre

  • but honestly in Taiwan

  • I guess the most bizarre it gets

  • is probably bubble tea

  • which is milktea with tapioca balls

  • but obviously

  • when you purposely ignore

  • the sticky tofu

  • or the pig blood rice cake

  • and many might argue

  • it's not about trying new foods

  • but rather it's about

  • the uniqueness of the country

  • and that's completely true

  • so if you

  • happen to not like

  • Asian food

  • well

  • there's always pasta

  • always European western food

  • and even halal

  • so

  • definitely don't presume that there's

  • no pasta in Taiwan

  • Last but not least

  • get out of the urban landscape in downtown Taipei

  • because there's a lot more natural sceneries

  • that Taiwan has to offer

  • from the southern Kenting

  • the national parks

  • to the eastern Huailai

  • and even to Penghu and

  • green island

  • the islands off

  • mainland Taiwan

  • definitely check those out

  • because I've never been

  • and I heard they are amazing

  • and that's pretty much all the mistakes

  • I could conjure up at the moment

  • so if you think of anything else

  • anything else

  • comment down below

  • and help those who are visiting Taiwan

I know this happens to us all the time

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9 Things NOT TO DO Traveling Taiwan 來台灣旅行常見9個錯誤

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