Looking back three years later, I was lonely in Taiwan when I visited as 2014 came to a close. For me it was a good country to be lonely in: trains run regularly, a nicer way to be alone with others than the bus. In Taipei, in Tainan, in Hualien, I walked around in the dead of night as much as I did in the daytime. I did not feel restricted to being lonely in my room.
Taiwan was where I learned to be alone on the road without being lonely. It took me a while to get the hang of this, and along the way I spent time with many people who eased my loneliness. With them I experienced a few of Taiwan’s wonders: hot springs, mountains, temples, food. Without them, in my time alone, I took walks and wondered what solo travel would be like for me. I was just starting out.
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