Lost In Taiwan from Salvatore
“The proper and justifiable country to pay homage to the Cyberpunk genre would definitely be Japan. Though I really doubt I would be visiting Japan again anytime soon and exploiting this genre was on the ‘to do list'.
Taiwan on the other hand has her fair share of neon lights, dark motifs and loud colours. Accompanied by a virtual theme prevalent in the cities' urbanization, Taiwan to me felt like a pre-modernized Japan.
Walking in Keelung (Taipei) felt like stepping into a scene from Spirited Away (Miyazaki). This fact also goes in tandem with Taiwan's less polished culture which might have resulted in it's people being more endearing and affectionate.
Despite it's extremely erratic weather, Taiwan was a pleasure. Great people, great conversations, great night-life and most importantly great food. I hope you enjoy my very own version of Bladerunner.”