KEELUNG 🇹🇼~ night adventures in Keelung harbor and its underworld perturbing charm -
Yesterday I was quite exhausted, however e felt like missing something to really discover Taiwan.
Eventually I was persuaded by some crew people to hang out with them in the harbor city. Something that alone I would have never risked. We got inside little streets of dismisses building,vivid lights, fried smells and people immersed in the shadows of silent mysterious dark and dusky corners.
We came up in a market, people were still selling. There were some unrecognizable strange fishes, definitely not so fresh as it was already 1 a.m. A boy from the crew points me some big red pieces of fish : it’s shark meat.
Keelung in the night is a dismissed weird but vibrant underworld, with a disturbing charm. You feel like in some dystopian film as Blade Runner setting.
We were looking for a pub for a drink, but we found only some weird karaoke, more like night clubs. We got in a “red lights street”, inside these mysterious dismisses shelters it looked like some hallucination of fin du siècle esotism.
Just outside a dismissed house a sort of wall display of alcoholics, with a man in a consumed armchair watching some undefined b/w tv program. He made some gesture to say it was closed.
It’s already 3, the ship was supposed to leave at 4. We eventually ended up drinking a beer out side a evergreen 7-eleven. We were a mixed group, from various nationalities. Everyone with his own story and perspective on the world. We chatted, told stories. ~ And I realized , indeed, its in these kind of moments, experiences , in these adventures in unexpected places, facing completely different realities from your daily “comfort zone”, that you’re making the real journey. -
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