老外看台灣/老外再訪台中居檢社區 巷口大排長龍竟為「它」!

蕭 子瑜
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【看CP學英文】一位在台英國人近期在網路上分享一則影片,紀錄他重返當時來台居家檢疫的台中社區,舊地重遊時,他也發現不少社區附近的有趣小細節。

A U.K. expat has recently released a video sharing his thoughts and experience re-visiting the community in Taichung where he was quarantined upon his arrival in Taiwan.

根據Lewis所述,他會想要製作此影片是因為當時14天的檢疫期間,他每天只能望向窗外,由上往下的觀察四周,最後決定未來一定要想辦法「平視」此社區。

According to Lewis, he was inspired to make the video after looking out his hotel room window for 14 days, and wanted to know what everything looked like “on ground level.”

The China Post訪問中,Lewis說他曾經在中國居住,後來因工作原因決定搬來臺灣久居。

In an interview with The China Post, Lewis revealed that he came to Taiwan after living in China for some time, and is now here for work purposes.

雖然很多人可能會對於強制的居家檢疫感到不耐煩,Lewis卻覺得台灣政府的做法很好,也大讚居檢的效率和經濟成本。

Though some may complain about the 14-day mandatory quarantine regulations of the Taiwanese government, Lewis was impressed by the procedure and praised it as being very “efficient and affordable.”

Lewis分享道,剛下飛機時,機場防疫計程車直接將他載到台中,相關單位也為他申請SIM卡,讓他隨時能受到關注,回報自己每天的健康狀況。

Lewis added that the taxi he took from the airport to Taichung was subsidized by the government, and a SIM card was also acquired for him so that health authorities could check up on him daily.

檢疫旅館對他來說也相當舒適,食物也不差,然而,Lewis坦承後來天天被關在一個小房間內開始讓他感到有點壓迫。

The quarantine hotel he stayed at was also comfortable, he continued, and the food was decent as well, but after a while it became a little mundane staying in a single room all the time.

於是,他在這期間開始觀察窗外的景象,對於大家的動向感到非常好奇。

It was during this period that Lewis began looking out his window, wondering where people were going and the views of the street.

影片中,Lewis在居檢旅館四周探索一圈後,開心地發現,原來當時在巷道中看到一群人大排長龍的地方,竟是一排排的夾娃娃機。

In his video, after exploring the locations outside his quarantine hotel, Lewis was happy to discover that the long line of people he saw previously was actually waiting for their turn on several claw machines located in a nearby alley.

大致而言,Lewis認為14天的檢疫期是「必要的」,也大讚台灣抗疫的好成績。

Overall, Lewis deemed the quarantine period “necessary” and praised Taiwan for containing the spread of the virus.

當被問及在新型冠狀肺炎蔓延期間待在台灣最困難之處時,Lewis表示自己有時會感到有點愧疚,能在這種時候過相對正常的日子。

When asked about the hardest part of being in Taiwan during the pandemic, Lewis revealed that he felt guilty for living a “normal life” in Taiwan, while friends and family may not have the same luxury back home and in other parts of the world.

「我希望台灣可以變成一種啟發,讓全世界參考,為未來可能出現的疫情做好準備。」

“I hope that Taiwan can be used as an inspiration for future potential pandemics,” Lewis said.

他也補充道,來台8週內,他已愛上台灣的文化、鄉村風景和熱情的人民。

Lewis added that after being in Taiwan for 8 weeks, he has fallen in love with its culture, countryside and friendly people.

他表示未來希望有機會到高雄玩,但最後可能每個地方都會去,因為他認為台灣非常多元,每個地方都一定會有其獨一無二之處。

He expressed a desire to visit Kaohsiung in the near future, but is more likely to visit “everywhere in Taiwan” as he feels every place is “incredibly diverse” and “there is always something interesting to see.”

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