Taiwan vs ChinaJuly 13, 2019 in Taiwan ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C
They're more used to foreigners (no stares here, great English of people, they're always happy or seem happy), China is more stares, hopeless English, friendly but awkward :D. Maybe it's due to the fact that all of my sample space (in Taiwan) has been touristic region, nonetheless people make an effort to talk in English rather than starting a conversation in Chinese.
China is really developed but Taiwan is another level, the trains are super spacious way better than in China and also public transport is less crowded, lesser tall buildings in Taiwan as compared to China though. Regulations for trains are non existent in Taiwan. You can buy a ticket for any train without your passport, no checking for all your belongings every time you enter a train which makes the transit much faster and hassle free. Besides the stations are super compact so you don't have to keep moving around confused just to find the fast speed train station or the slow speed train station like in China. Everything is at the same place so convenient ain't it?😁
No pollution in Taiwan whereas China is super dead in this respect. Weather is similar though here since it's a small island (always a bit humid and warm with rain being fairly common). China is too big to talk about the weather as a whole.
Transportation within a city is super expensive in Taiwan. It's common to spend about $150 every day when you're getting around here and there. The minimum price of a bus ticket is $15 where in China it was 2 RMB ($8) for a bus.
Hostels haven't been expensive in Taiwan with just about $350 a day.
Trains from one city to another cost more than in China when compared to the distance. Taipei to Taichung costs $700 (approximately 200kms) with a cost per km of about $4, whereas in China a train from Wuhan to Shanghai costs about RMB 350 which is 1000 kms giving cost per km of $1.7.
Food feels the same price as in China.
Too many white people, China has lots of Africans and Pakistani, here it's 90% white Americans.
Less variety in Taiwan so far and less spicy food, I prefer Chinese food
No bars in smaller cities in Taiwan, Chinese drink a lot, Taiwanese don't :D
Over-all I would rather live in Taiwan but China is much bigger and way more diverse and interesting :D so if I have the option to explore a country China would be the one :)
The picture read this by the way : “To enjoy comfortable train rides, don’t talk on the phone loudly in the train. No need to share what is happening in your family.”Read more