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I passed the five week mark yesterday, today marks my 37th day in Taiwan. Writing the date up on the board for my class this evening and talking about how it will be February in a couple of days. Wait a moment- where did January go!? What have I been doing for this past month? I have officially moved to the new apartment, and am enjoying the location and facilities. It is a little noisy, from the neighbours playing music ...
... platforms which don’t work for my tent. So Lushui campground it was. Before setting up camp I checked with the park staff to find out about hiking permits for some of the trails. A very helpful park staff he was who told me where to go and apply for my permits and then looked at me with pity as I told him I will camp here. He convinced me to go to the Catholic Church hostel (038691122) and called up the hostel, negotiated a price ...
... and it being virtually impossible to keep the outside of your house/restaurant/building clean and tidy. But don't let this put you off, the insides are always very proudly maintained and very tidy. We went into a two story building, with a restaurant upstairs, where Alexandra got some fried rice and we ate whilst looking out across Taipei and its surrounding areas from our brilliant vantage point. The views really are amazing from the top of the hill.
After this ...
... smoke came back with a vengeance, even polluting the terminal's interior. I had an asthma attack - and couldn't find my puffer. "Oh sh.. ?... Oh sh.. sh.. sh..! Where's my puffer. Where the hell's my puffer? WHERE THE F... IS MY PUFFER!!???!!??!!!!" I found it buried beneath a tangle of cables and chargers and soon enough sanity reigned once more.
After checking in I couldn't move five paces without having my passport inspected. I think everyone is rattled by Flight MH370.
... fast asleep which would not have been a problem but we were landing in twenty minutes, I came to, to, the faint sound of a sweet girl saying “Sir it is time to wake up now” I started awake and apparently growled at her as she jumped back startled as did those around me, ooops.
Through the airport and to the car at which point we were told there was a traffic jam and it would take an hour to the hotel, I hunkered down with my phone to ...