22.06.2012 - 03.07.2012
Possibly the greatest impulse decision we ever made. That is of course if you believe I know how to make an impulsive decision at all. Regardless, the point is that I did not even know how to point out Taiwan on a map before going and now, weeks later, I still cannot find the words to describe how special this tiny country (??) is.
First off, you know your officially a lost soul when you can no longer pin point your own whereabouts on a globe. This becomes even more true when the country has so few tourists (especially of the caucasian variety) that the majority of your conversations with locals go as follows:
Why are you here? What are you planning to do?
Followed undoubtedly by our bumbling responses of the honest truth- we aren't really sure.
I guess there's something about this genuine loss of touch with any kind of reality that leads to a dreamy state. Couple that dream world with some of the friendliest people on the planet and an almost exhaustingly interesting political situation and recent history and you've got our time in Taiwan.
As I re-read this I realize it makes little sense but as I said, I don't have words to describe. That's right, for once in my life, I'm speechless. Who am I kidding, if anyone wants to talk about my boyfriend Taiwan they'll get more than an earful. I guess the point I'm trying to make is we really really liked Taiwan....in case you didn't catch it.