We lived in Tokyo in 1997 - Hong Kong from 1998 - 2002 - US citizens.
May have an opportunity to move back to Asia.
Loved HK (and Tokyo) - but after 4 years in HK - happy to leave as the air pollution was becoming overwhelming (and we lived on the south side of HK island in stand alone home...). We actually went for a look see from Tokyo to Shanghai in 1998 and nixed the idea as the air pollution was so bad - so picked Hong Kong.
I have heard that the air and water pollution is even worse? Exactly how bad is it? I am reading online that even the sea is filled with floating debris - got to say - never had that problem 8 years ago and we were constantly at beaches and in the water. How bad is the air and water quality?
Another possibility is Taipei - have never been there - anyone have any experiences? Loved the Asia expat experience for the sense of community/friends and the ability to travel and experiencing different cultures.
Any and all comments greatly appreciated. Thank you!