D52 . Oct 22 . Taipei on my own

0Yesterday night, Alex flew back to Paris, while I was catching a plane for Taiwan.
My first morning in Taipei is gonna be quite depressing.
First of all, Taipei seems incredibly ugly.

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Then, my hostel sucks. I’ll not show you my so-called bedroom, no to frighten you, but here are the building mailboxes. Now, imagine this picture is a dorm, and every box a bed… It should give you an idea of the style…

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At least but not last, my skull hurts like hell. My hairs have been scratching since Busan, where I was sleeping on a F****** plastic pillow, and the situation has worsened.
I don’t have any other choice but going to see a doctor. The guesthouse tenant recommends me an hospital. I’ll find out this is an Adventist hospital! On the admission form, I’m asked about my religion…

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Though, the staff is friendly, they offer me a jasmine tea, I bypass everyone, and less than one hour later I am out, with a couple of lotions in so small quantities that it looks like samples. « Use the appropriate amounts » says the prescription, for whatever it means.

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On my never ending way back to the guesthouse, I discover an amazing place, kind of an ancient factory were a Living Arts Festival takes place. A National Geographic pictures exhibition, some contemporary art installations, a nice shop selling nice music.

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I see “Both Ways Open Jaws” on the shelves, The Do latest album, that I love. Nice surprise. And most importantly, I discover a Hong-Kong band I’m gonna like a lot : My Little Airport. One of their songs is called : “How can you fall in love with a guy who doesn’t know Gainsbourg”. Gainsbourg is / was the French singer who wrote “My Scenic Railway”, a song you’ll find on “My Route” page of my blog.
Funny coincidence, the day is ending well : )

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