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101 Tower

 

We returned via Taiwan’s longest tunnel 12.9 km and several shorter before re-entering the amazing network of flyovers elevated highways and cloverleaf’s that is Taipei’s road system. 

We were going to visit what was, when it was built, the world’s tallest building and in earthquake-prone Taiwan, the only really tall building: 101 Tower.  It stands alone. 

 

It's obviously a vanity project and can't be a viable business proposition.

But it is impressive.

 

Then we were taken to our last but not least hotel. 

The entrance was unimpressive – almost like entering a factory.

The corridor on our floor was fine but unusual.  There were two doors on the room an outer unlocked heavy sliding door screened off the corridor.

We were amazed when the bathroom was almost as big as the sizable bedroom and featured an elaborate shower with numerous jets and pressures a separate spa-bath and even a little garden.  There was an elaborate sound system in addition to a large screen TV and push button lighting controls.

 

 

At breakfast everyone in the group was abuzz.  It turned out to be a ‘sex hotel’, designed for lovers, illicit and otherwise. It was deliberately anonymous on the outside and apparently it could be entered directly from a secret car park.

But I was most annoyed to discover the others in our party had discovered much more interesting programs on TV than the CNN that we had watched.

C'est la vie.

 

 

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