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Friday, August 12, 2005

Chinese Valentines Day

Ouch, and yet again I forgot about Chinese valentines day. That was yesterday, hard to see how I could have missed it. Flowers were sold in abundance on the street corners, akward couples with single roses in the subway. Love was in the air.

Going for a bite to eat was even more difficult than usual, all the restaurants were booked full, and so were the hotels. Especially the ones that rented out rooms for blocks of two hours only.

Taipei is home to a new generation of love hotels, it already had the seedy ones. Now if you are looking for appartment sized rooms, luxery style decoration, the works it is available for some NT$ 2000 for 2 hours. The top establishments reported that each room was rented out between 5 to 7 times in a single day, and that eager couples had to queue for up to 2 hours.

The mind boggles, what do you do while queuing for a love hotel? Idle chit chat with the other people waiting for their room to be cleaned and made available?

Related Link
Taipei's new love hotels


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