I'm at gate 8 of the international departure wing of songshan airport, writing from my tablet PC. My flight is at 12:00 so I still have at least an hour before boarding. I ended up deciding to take a taxi here and it turned out to be a good decision because it saved me from arriving at the airport a sweaty exhausted mess. It was just nt$165, about us$5. to think, in a few hours I'll be in China. I haven't been back in 7 years, I'm not even sure what to expect. It's also weird because here in Taiwan, there's this sort of animosity towards mainland Chinese tourists, and here I am going to China no less. After so many weeks in China, maybe Taiwan will feel like just a dream.
Oh yeah, it goes without saying that there's free Wi-Fi at the airport. There's not even a portal page you have to jump through to get online, it's just there.
I went to bed last night again at 3:00, and woke up at 7:00. I alternate between turning on the AC and leaving it off, but at some point during the night it for so cold that I pulled down the comforter for the very first time. I woke up in embarrassing pools of sweat.I must've been so tired that I completely passed out and didn't even realize I was sweating to death.