Just a quick update on our situation. We both asked for a day off work on Friday so that we could travel to Taipei and go to the Korean embassy to apply for a police clearance for Andrea. That was okay but the rest of our time in Taipei was a bit of an anticlimax. We decided to return to Tainan earlier than we had planned to, on Saturday morning. It's funny then, that deciding we just wanted to go home precipitated being in Taipei longer than we wanted. We got a coffee and some fruit and a newspaper and took it all to a nice park not far from the central train station. It was a nice day to sit in the park with a newspaper and have time to talk. Talk took over and we argued about the merits of computer-based entertainment versus more traditional forms of leisure activity (among other things) for quite a while. Meanwhile a girl wearing a long-sleeved, button-up, collared shirt but no pants shaped herself into various poses around the small lake/pond, a small army of male photographers giving her all their attention. We guessed that it was a lingerie shoot although we still aren't quite sure. [I said no pants; I didn't say no underwear]
The day was late enough to warrant lunch and we both happened to have a lunch warrant so we chose what looked like a promising Korean restaurant across the road from the park and enjoyed a feast of really good Korean food.
About two-thirds of the way through the bus ride home from Taipei we both started to feel a little unsettled somewhere in the deep recesses inside us. This feeling developed into nausea and vomiting. For Andrea the vomiting began on the bus (in the bathroom). For me it began two minutes after we walked into our apartment and about 10 seconds after drinking a cup of water. The next day was spent recovering. Andrea's still sore although I think I have almost been restored to glory barring a preference for eating smaller portions than I would have a few days ago.