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Taiwan regained

Although Taiwan perhaps isn’t the paradise the title alludes to and I wasn’t thrown out when I left, it still feels like something have been regained when I once again come to some sort of a halt here in Taipei. Some sort of halt in this case simply means that I survived all the way from my home in Link√∂ping (over 30 hours car, train, plane and bus, in that order) and that I’ve found a place to stay, at least temporarily (it’s a youth hostel across the street from Taipei Train Station). I also have internet and power, apparently.

The trip presented no serious problems, even though the flight from Amsterdam was delayed by about one and a half hours, which meant that the connection in Hong Kong could’ve been very tight. Still, both I and my luggage made it through to the final destination. Flying is always pretty boring, but I did get some reading and some cubing done. I also managed to sleep a lot, which is unusual and perhaps not that good, since it should worsen the jet lag.

Tomorrow, I’ll go to Linkou, which is the name of the place I suspect I will spend most of the coming year. I have a list of apartments to check out, but I’m still not quite sure how to go about it. I have arranged to meet someone (a friend of a student ambassador from the university) tomorrow at ten in Linkou, but what’ll happen after that, I don’t know. I do hope I’ll be able to post again tomorrow and tell you about the wonderfully cheap and excellently located apartment I’ve found, but I would settle for finding a decent place within walking (or possibly biking) distance of the campus. Well, time will, as the say, tell. Now that I’ve said what I wanted to say and thus also confirmed that I’m safe and sound, it’s time to sign off. See you tomorrow!