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  • Four Seasons

    by Chierong Updated Jun 6, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: Before you come to this small island, remember to check the weather here. Then you will know what you should bring with you.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Check the weather here: Taiwan Weather

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    by kiely Updated Nov 21, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: *Less than where you are going .
    I really think you don't have to bring too much here , for daily products , you can get them here in a even twice cheaper price than where you are from .

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: *Clothing:
    Taiwan is definitely not cold as you can see from what I wore a couple of days ago from the photo . The photo was taken in mid-Dec . Can you imagine ? So if you are coming here , you should be glad that you don't need to take all your big coat with you . A light jacket or coat , is just enough.
    *Raincoat
    A raincoat should be very useful if you are coming here in winter . especially in Taipei , it used to rain a lot .

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Pharmacies are everywhere . So don't worry about that you won't be able to get them .

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    Let's Pack !

    by PtiteCarotte Written Aug 14, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: depending on your trip: suitcase if you go and stay there for a long time and of course if you don't plan to move a lot.
    backpack if you plan if you want to go anywhere and have no headquarter where you would keep all your stuff.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: from june to October, you will hardy be likely to wear trousers. Then weather may get colder and rainy. It was quite hot compared to Europe in December as it temperature varied between 15 to 20 degrees.
    From January it is usually getting much colder and it can reach around 5° for Chinese new year.
    shoes : tennis shoes, and kinds of sandals for warm days.
    Better have a rain coat as frequent heavy rain showers in Oct-Nov-Dec.
    However you can find good and cheap rain coats once there. It is usuallyt cheapest in Taiwanese night markets.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: In most of the places You can find all you need as there are a lot of toileteries shop or supermarkets. However it is more or less easy to fing boxes tampons, so take your precautions if you are a women.
    Pay attention to get all the required or advised vaccinations before going to Taiwan (especially hepatitis B, tetanus)

    Photo Equipment: the best equipment you can have is present there. Most of the time you come with your camera but come back with another one. ;-)

    very important: My super Carot, always on my back
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    • Backpacking

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  • Packing List

    by vividvivian Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: for people who like food and snacks, big baggage and backpack is preferred, and of course, dun forget a small bag for your wallet ;)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: weather in Winter is more or less like Hong Kong, but surely not so windy as in Hong Kong. Rather thick overcoat may be useful for the night, sometimes you really need thick clothing :D

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: facial cream for dry weather, sun block lotion for stong sunny day! personal drugs, insect defenese lotin when you go to country park or even up to the mountain

    Photo Equipment: you'd better have some spare batteries

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: wear enough clothing to keep you warm, like other big countries, it's real dark in the greeneries... so make sure you have torch for camping. camera cannot be missed!!

    Miscellaneous: personal equipment like contact lens accessories

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    by yumi53 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Just be casual! Be yourself, as long as you feel comfortable!! In summer time, it will gets VERY HOT here, sometimes will up to 35 C/95 F, I guess you won't want to go out with some FANCY clothes. So, make yourself feel comfortable and free! In winter time, we don't have snow here, so you don't have to buy too much THICK jacket, just some warm clothes will be fine.;)))

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    Bring along an umbrella or two

    by hopang Written Jan 7, 2009

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Make sure you bring along with you an umbrella or two as it rains fairly regularly in Taiwan especially in spring, autumn and winter.

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    Apr 5, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Taiwan is an AMAZING place for vacation and you really don't need to pack much. When packing clothes make sure you know the weather. Every season is different. For example the summer is super hot and humid, but the fall is cool. If you're going in the summer be prepared for typhoons(: One thing to be sure of though is that even though it is super hot in the summer, keep it classy because Taiwanese people will respect the conservative more. Yes! Wear shorts and tshirts or even tank tops~ But make sure your shorts aren't too short and your tank tops shouldnt be spagetti strapped and stuff. Things like toiletry and everything you can buy in taiwan they are so much cheaper in taiwan. Have fun in taiwan(: Make sure to not pack to many things because you will probably have a super backed luggage when you go back home since everything there is so cheap and you'll probably want to buy things as gifts or suivineers.

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