Single Digits!

I can't believe this! 9 days.... 9 days...9 days!

I am now in the single digit count down until I leave for the adventure of my lifetime and I couldn't be more excited/nervous/ready/unprepared/scared-out-of-my-mind to begin this adventure!

2 weeks ago I had my orientation and met with 3 other girls who will be going to Taiwan as well...although we are scattered throughout the country. Needless to saying talking about our fears together as well as voicing our questions to a couple people who had taught for 1+ years in Taiwan also helped to alleviate some of my fears...like will I survive?!?! :P

More exciting than that though? I got my visa in the mail today....things can't get much more real than that! I am now the proud owner of a 1 year Taiwense visa, an international drivers license, and a 1-way ticket to the other side of the world!! What's there to worry about?!

Also, it appears as if they have found an "apartment" for me! They are waiting for me to get there and approve it before I sign off on a year, but it's comforting to know I'll have a place to sleep! Lol

Before I go, I'll leave you with the top 5 things I have learned thus far about apartment hunting in Taiwan!

Things that I have learned about apartments in Taiwan (through my own personal research and hunt!):
1. Kitchens are amenities (yes you read that right!)
2. Apartments generally consist of 2 rooms; a bathroom and everything else
3. Finding an apartment under $175 USD a month is not difficult in the slightest (yay for me!)
4. A furnished apartment may mean the apartment includes both a bed and a toilet!
5. Having a window in your apartment is not mandatory!