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  • Hello! Welcome on my channel

  • I'm Charlotte, I'm from Belgium and I just recently moved to Taiwan

  • I'm super excited about this

  • and in this video, I would like to share with you things that I first noticed when coming to Taipei

  • The first thing on my list might sound really obvious but it's just the climate and temperature

  • I was just shocked when I got out of the airplane and I felt how hot it was here

  • Cause I expected it to be warmer, a lot warmer than Belgium

  • but the humidity just makes it feel so much warmer to me

  • and because of this temperature here

  • I feel like there's very different kind of vegetation than I'm used to

  • Here, I can feel it's kind of a “jungle vegetation” I really like it

  • As soon as I got into the MRT (the train from the airport to the city)

  • I could see such amazing views Just amazing mountains full of jungle

  • So yeah, that's something I really like about Taipei

  • When walking around in Taipei for the first time

  • I noticed something about the architecture of the buildings that is so smart

  • The buildings are kind of built in a way where, on the ground floor

  • a part is left out and covers the sidewalk

  • So that way, when you walk around, you're protected from the burning sun

  • Or when it's heavy raining, you're also protected from the rain

  • So I think that's something super smart the city did

  • Someone told me that Taiwan is the country that invented bubble milk tea

  • and that's really obvious when you walk around here

  • There're bubble milk tea shops everywhere you go here in Taipei

  • So it's amazing. If you're a bubble milk tea lover and you live in Taiwan

  • It's basically paradise

  • Taipei is built very differently than many Belgian cities

  • in a way that Belgian cities are almost always built around one clear city centre

  • where everything is happening, you have all the restaurants and everything to do there

  • and then you have the more residential areas around that

  • But Taipei is built into many areas, many neighbourhoods

  • with each their different vibe

  • To me as a Belgian, it's a very different city than our capital city, Brussels

  • Taipei has a very good MRT, subway system

  • I really like taking the subway here

  • It's easy, people line up like decent human beings

  • Not like in Belgium, where many people just push and try to get in the bus or subway first

  • Here people stand in line really neatly

  • And I also like taking the bus here. That way I can see more of the city

  • and I think it's pretty easy while using an app like google maps

  • to find the right place and the right bus

  • So, the next thing is by far my favourite on this list

  • and it is that sometimes, you can hear some kind of really cute music playing on the streets

  • and it reminds me to when I was small I could hear the ice-cream truck play this kind of music

  • Children would run outside and buy some ice-cream

  • But here, that music is actually the garbage truck coming

  • So people, when they hear it, they go outside with their garbage

  • and they throw it away then

  • That's something I never saw in my life, anywhere before

  • and it really surprized me. But I love it!

  • These were my first impressions when arriving here in Taipei

  • I hope you enjoyed watching this video, cause I really enjoyed making it

  • I'm planning to make more videos in the future

  • so if you have any suggestions about places I should visit

  • or things I should really try in Taiwan

  • please let me know in the comments

  • Don't forget to like and subscribe if you liked this video

  • Bye-bye! See you next time!

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My first impressions as a foreigner in Taiwan

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    Wolf posted on 2019/12/08
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