A gay day in Taipei

This Saturday was a very vibrant and colourful day in Taipei. It was Gay Pride this weekend, the biggest march of its kind in the East. On average about 70 000 people parade through the heart of the city. Taiwan is arguably the most liberal Asian country when it comes to sexuality.  Those from less accepting nations make the journey to…

Finding walls chapter 2

My first week in Taipei passed by in a sweaty haze. Each night was punctuated with the hand making its regular appearance, disturbing my already disturbed sleep. I decided it was time to meet the man behind the hand, and then think about finding a room with four walls. I knew Wilson finished work at 11pm so I forced…

A room without a wall

I had arrived in Taipei. Hit by a furnace of hot air as I left the icy blasts of air conditioning in the airport, I jumped into a taxi that was to take me to my destination West of the city. The darkness of night hid most of the surroundings as I struggled to make out much beyond…