Do's and Don'ts in for Taiwan by Steven Crook
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Book Review: Do’s and Don’ts in Taiwan

Do's and Don'ts in for Taiwan by Steven Crook

Book Review: Do’s and Don’ts in Taiwan by author Steven Crook

A practical and very informative guide to Taiwan, Do’s and Don’ts in Taiwan shines a spotlight on Taiwanese culture and customs, and includes some very helpful behavioral tips that every visitor to Taiwan should be aware of.

British author Steven Crook has investigated every facet of life in Taiwan, starting with a brief introduction about Taiwan and its inhabitants and covering essential topics such as entering the country and getting around, but Crook does not stop there.

His 200-page guide delves into informative sections that explain everything from eating, and drinking to information on shopping, love, marriage, gift giving, and festivals. There’s also plenty of information on taboos and polite behavior for specific social occasions such as banquet dinners, weddings, and funerals. I personally found the chapter on gods and ghosts to be fascinating. That section in particular answered a lot of questions that up until now, I had merely speculated upon.

Do’s and Don’ts in Taiwan is a excellent primer for anyone who is thinking of planning on visiting or living in Taiwan. I wish I could have laid my hands on a book like this when I first moved to Taiwan.

About the author

British-expat Steven Crook has lived in Taiwan since 1991. He has been writing about Taiwan as a travel destination since 1996. Crook has been writing about Taiwan for newspapers and magazines around the world since 1996. He is the author of more than 600 published articles and he has penned three books on life in Taiwan.

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Taiwan since 2006. I'm a bit of a jack of all trades! I love art, gardening, flower arranging, reading (that's an understatement if you've seen my GoodReads profile), and snuggling with my cats. Animal videos make me cry. I hate cooking. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my garden bloom! Learning about new cultures and exploring the world has been my thing since I started traveling at age 19. A self-professed autodidact, I can speak comfortably on many different subjects and hold a special place in my heart for science, technology, law, health and medicine, and history. You can find me nerding out at home most of the time due to being chronically ill and housebound. If I'm not engaged in one of the activities listed above, I'm probably building websites. Check my About page under Carrie Kellenberger to learn why I'm taking you on this journey with me through My Several Worlds. I can't wait to get to know you better!

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