I have a horror of simulation. Taipei is awash with it. Simulation of its own past. Whilst what little remains of its real past languishes undisturbed and ignored in quiet corners. You could actually believe they would tear down the real past to build a lovely new recreation. And it would prove to be really popular. Take today, we wander around the Shihida area where we find loads of Japan era houses ignored and falling to pieces in back streets. Meanwhile people flock to the disneyfied recreations which litter the cities shopping areas.