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14 days in a Quarantine Hotel in Taiwan

A podcast about a person, who is locked up for 14 days in a hotel room in Taiwan to circumvent the further spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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  1. Day #14 – Take your Seats
  2. Day #13 – The Biggest Social Psychological Experiment
  3. Day #12 – Chocolate and Turbulence
  4. Day #11 – Prepare for Arrival
  5. Day #10 – Managing Expectations
  6. Day #9 – Changing Perspective
  7. Day #8 – Chargers, Batteries and Earthquakes
  8. Day #7 – Toedeledokie and Medicinal Chemistry
  9. Day #6 – Happy Double Ten Day
  10. Day #5 – Bad Quarantine Day

Day 14 – Take your Seats

“Cabin crew, please take your seats for landing.”I hear knocking on the door. I check my watch, Sunday October 18, it is 7.12 am. It feel like to me it is like the middle of the night. I focus on the moment and try to think what is wrong. Could that be the breakfast? But…

Day 13 – The Biggest Social Psychological Experiment

Already at 7.20 am I hear the knocking on the door, my second-last breakfast. According to the menu provided by the hotel, they should service a ‘Taiwanese Local Breakfast’. Although I prefer to catch a little bit more sleep, I get out of bed and open the door. I am surprised to see a hamburger…

Day 12 – Chocolate and Turbulence

Today is the already the last working day of the week, the last working day that I will be in my room here. The last day that I can see the people on the other side of the street working in that office, in their cubicles, because in the weekend the office is almost empty.…

Day 11 – Prepare for Arrival

“Ladies and gentlemen, as we start our final descent, please make sure your seat backs and tray tables are in their full upright position. Make sure your seat belt is securely fastened and all carry-on luggage is stowed underneath the seat in front of you or in the overhead bins. Thank you.” I flew a…

Day 10 – Managing Expectations

YES! I is 7.30 am, I hear the alarm, and I know immediately, without a doubt, it is day number 10! So only four full days left, as this day is already partially gone. I wake up with the excitement of a child that knows his birthday is coming, in four days. What is the…

Day 9 – Changing Perspective

As usual, I wake up at 7.30 am, and peek from by bed, while opening the door, to the red metal cupboard to see if the food, my breakfast has already been delivered. Oh o, I feel, I am almost loosing my balance, what probably would result that I will end up lying on the…

Day 8 – Chargers, Batteries and Earthquakes

Too early, way too early I open my eyes, it is 5.24 am. I already can see that the daylight is getting stronger and stronger marking the end of the night. Currently, the sunrises in Taipei, here in Taiwan, around 6 am. Sunset is around 5.30 pm, so we can enjoy about 12 hours of…

Day 7 – Toedeledokie & Medicinal Chemistry

Everyone knows the image, of a prisoner whose locked up in his confined space, scratching a line on the wall, to mark either the start or completion of a brand new day. That image never really touched me, couldn’t really understand why someone would really do that. But today, I get the point! If everyday…

Day 6 – Happy Double Ten Day

I open my eyes, switch of the 7.30am alarm on my phone, and I am concentrating on my body, my mind. Just one minute, before getting out of this bed. I try to think which day of the week it is, because every day feels identical here, everyday the same story, like a ‘Perpetual motion…

Day 5 – Bad Quarantine Day

Shocked I wake up, like I missed my alarm to get up to catch the plane, realizing it is mission impossible. I look around me, and the reality is different, I am still in my room, and I don’t have to catch any plane today, nor taxi, bus, or subway. I Just have to stay…

Day 4 – Voluntary or peer pressure?

I hear my alarm on my phone, so I know it must be around 7.30 am. I switch it off and pleasantly look to the date on my phone, Thursday, 8 October. It is already day 4. As a well trained circus animal, I walk to the door, disarm the locks and open the door.…

Day 3 – Let’s go anywhere

It is 7.30 am, and it is already Wednesday, the 7th of October 2020. I check if my breakfast has already been delivered, so I open up the door. I look through the hallway, and see only the 4 empty red metal cupboards. No breakfast, nothing. Disappointed, I close the door, and switch on my…

Day 2 – Rhythm and Foodpanda

It is the 6th of October, it is 7:30 am and again my phone alarm went of like the day before. My eyelids feels much better than the day before, and feel loaded with positive energy! I look around me and admire the “Sports and Activity center” that I created in the middle of room,…

Day 1 – Organizing day

It is the 5th of October, it is 7.30 am and I woke up by my alarm that I set on my phone. My eyelids feel very heavy and I barely could open my them. It felt like the middle of the night. Probably my body is still not used to this time zone, which…

Day 0 – The Beginning

It is October 3rd, Saturday 5.23 am, still pitch-dark outside, and the alarm on my phone just went off. How do I feel? Tired and excited at the same time. I didn’t sleep too well, as I am always worried the night before I leave the country: “Did I set the alarm? Did I put…