stir-fried
| Taiwan Local Tips
Taiwan is THE kitchen of mouth-watering stir fry. Having hands of beers and some stir-fried dishes with friends can be thought of as the local night life for Taiwanese.What's more interesting, some dishes are dubbed with really fancy names....(Read More)
bbq
| Taiwan Local Tips
In Taiwan, the highlight on the Moon Festival is to have barbecue with friends and family.But… wait. Why does barbecue have to do with the moon? This almost unbreakable tradition on the Moon Festival is, actually, not a part of...(Read More)
foreast
| Taiwan Local Tips
DON'T cut nails at night, DON'T point at the moon, and NEVER stick your chopsticks in the center of rice! Find out these 13 beliefs in ghosts that are deeply rooted in Taiwanese’s mind before the "Ghost Gate" close this year!...(Read More)
mahjong
| Testimonials
Taiwan's first typhoon of the year was about to reach Taipei as FRNCi's new language & culture exchange event "Mahjong & Board Game" was in full swing! Around 40 people from 10 different countries gathered together and braved the typhoon weather to learn how to play Mahjong and to ...(Read More)
Taipei Districts
| Taiwan Local Tips
Don’t live next to Ximending, living in Xinyi and Da’an may be too expensive… are you confused on the districts in Taipei? Here is the quick and snap breakdown to help you find your best place to stay asap....(Read More)
Taipei Life
| Taiwan Local Tips
The most frightening thing of studying abroad is probably feeling disconnected from the rest of the world, which means getting lost in a strange city, finding no access to the internet or not having enough money in a foreign country. Thus, we provide...(Read More)
August highlights
| Events of The Month
Wanna plan out an interesting weekend getaway? As your local good friend, I’ve carefully selected 11 super unique events this August that may be hard for you to find out as a foreigner. Savor every option down below, and get ready to color up your August!...(Read More)
Lyn
| FRNCier Story Box
Passionate for traveling, Lyn invested most of her time into tourism after graduation. However, a dream still grew stronger and stronger in her mind — dance.....(Read More)
Chinese Phrases
| Taiwan Local Tips
What does “雷 (thunder)” means when someone uses it to describe you? Learn these funny Chinese expressions to make fun of your friends next time!....(Read More)
language exchange picnic
| Testimonials
It was fascinating how easy it was to speak freely within his own small group! No one was embarrassed by his speaking or by making mistakes. On the contrary, encouraged by the support of the locals and the other team members, one tries to speak as much as possible and one learns fast new things!....(Read More)
language exchange picnic
| Testimonials
There are countless language exchange events taking place in Taipei every year. In such a situation, it seems like a mission impossible to create something new and fresh. I myself have grown tired of anything related to the term “language exchange” after more than 9 months of living in Taipei, yet FRNCi Speak Easy proved me wrong....(Read More)
language exchange picnic
| Testimonials
We started this activity on time at Daan Forest Park, I met one friend of mine from El Salvador, and we both were really hoping to find other friends interested in practicing Spanish (which is our mother tongue) as well as Chinese...(Read More)
taiwan craft beer night
| Testimonials
As a native German, beer plays an important role in our culture. In the recent years, craft beers became more and more important in Germany. I live in Taipei for studying and have tried many different local beers in my free time....(Read More)
july events
| Events of the Month
Find out what’s your best plan to hang around Taiwan in our steaming July highlights! No matter you’re a traveler who only stays in Taiwan for 2 days, or you’ve been studying/working for months even years, there are always some local events that you would not find out from TripAdvisor...(Read More)
language exchange
| Testimonials
When I first saw the SpeakEasy event on Facebook, I thought I would give it a try as I was decided to improve my Chinese and meet new people. I had never taken part in a language exchange event before but this one seemed more fun and interactive so I was curious to see how it would go.........(Read More)
night market food
| Taiwan Local Tips
According to CNN online survey, Taiwan has come out on top of best food destination poll. Food and the act of sharing food is a cornerstone of life in Taiwan. In this article, we interviewed 5 locals that recommended 9 different Taiwanese local dishes for foreigners to try at night markets........(Read More)
speakeasy
| Testimonials
I’ve always been a fervent believer in the benefits of going to language exchanges when learning a new language. For a language as hard as Chinese, all the more reason to go.......(Read More)
picnic
| Testimonials
Having missed the first picnic from FRNCi, I was determined to join the second one. Therefore, on this warm and sunny Saturday, I rode my bike to the middle of Daan Park, next to the amphitheater, and went to meet the group already settling down on the grass.......(Read More)
13 Nightclubs You Have to Know in Taipei
| Taiwan Local Tips
We offered you last time the tips you had to know before going clubbing in Taipei. If you missed them or want to refresh your memory, you can read them here:......(Read More)
Tips on Shrimping in Taiwan
| Taiwan Local Tips
#1 USE YOUR TIME WISELY You'll be paying by the hour, so the time you spend is very valuable.
As soon as you reel in a shrimp, quickly put on some bait and put the sucker back in......(Read More)
6 Local Craft Beers You Shouldn’t Miss in Taiwan!
| Taiwan Local Tips
How many different beers from Taiwan did you try? If you had to answer this question, most of you would answer one or two, rarely more. And those would probably be the ones you usually buy at 7/11 or Family Mart, which are Taiwan or Classic beers. But did you know Taiwan has a lot of breweries and makes various beers with unique taste and flavor? If you want to try to change your habits and discover more about local Taiwanese beers, here is our recommendation of local craft beers you’ve probably never tried and thought of before!.....(Read More)
5 Featured Bars You Should Visit in Taipei
| Taiwan Local Tips
Feeling like drinking this evening but not interested in going to clubs? Even though Taiwan does not have the same bar culture as many European countries or even as some of its close neighbors like Korea for example, you will still be able to find exactly what you are looking for whether you prefer an Irish pub, a Shisha bar, a fancy cocktail place or even a live music spot. Here are 5 bars you should definitely try when you are in Taipei!.....(Read More)
10 Things You Need To Know About Clubs in Taipei
| Taiwan Local Tips
Although going out to clubs is not popular among all Taiwanese youngsters, you can still find numerous clubs in Taipei and most of them might amaze you by their quality and their cheap prices. They all are pretty different, decorated in their own way, some filled with locals and some others mostly with foreigners and, most importantly, sometimes ALL you can drink! Today, we will present you our recommendations for the top 15 clubs to go to when you feel like dancing and drinking at night....(Read More)
Events of the Month: March highlights in Taiwan
| Events of the Month
It’s official. March is here. The New Year holidays have passed, so did the school winter break, and once again you find yourself stuck between the reality and the same old routine life. The key is to find the balance between the monotony and excitement. The truth is, you don’t need a big event to go out there and find some joy, even though it is always nice to have one. In fact, there is few you should mark down on your calendar. However, the true uniqueness and beauty of Taiwan lie in the unlimited number of choices of activities you can do regardless of the season, day of the week, or in most cases even the hour....(Read More)
The top 3 Taiwan Lantern Festival events you SHOULD NOT miss
| Chinese New Year in Taiwan
Have you ever dreamed of being a part of a Disney fairytale? Or maybe you wanted to do something insane to get that adrenaline rush? Or maybe you felt like throwing some “bombs”? Whichever is it, Taiwan Lantern Festival has got you covered......(Read More)
Through the Local Lens: Lunar New Year
| Chinese New Year in Taiwan
For all the buzz and rumours you’ve heard of the Chinese New Year, the best way to comprehend or even imagine what it is like if you haven’t yet been through one yourself is probably to consider it the Chinese version of a Christmas period of time. Long lasting tales and practices of religious routines, the never-ending holiday time to hang around with families, and various ventures that people go on using an extended period of free time. All these underlying principles of a yearly festive season could sound rather familiar, so how is this Chinese festive celebration really different from the usual Western styled Christmas?....(Read More)
Tips You Should Know About Spring Festival Before Visiting Taiwan
| Chinese New Year in Taiwan
The Spring Festival, also known as Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year is regarded by the Taiwanese as the most important annual festival. The importance of this lasting two weeks holiday is often compared to Christmas in the Western Culture. Just like Christmas, it is preceded with weeks of wearisome preparations when families are thoroughly cleaning their homes to drive the bad luck and old things away from the house and get ready for a brand new start. Once the cleaning is done, people will go shopping and buy plenty of new clothes what makes a perfect match to the new start...(Read More)
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