Before posting Part II, I'd like you to take a look at our lunch first. It was already lunch time by the time we arrived. Knowing we would spend a lot of time walking in the afternoon, in addition to the incident of losing the ticket, food remedy was badly needed. We walked to a street with a lot of restaurants to choose from. We then decided to have our lunch at this restaurant. It was a great decision. Sometimes you get surprises like this during a journey. It can be quite awkward for two people to dine at a restaurant like this, as you won't get as many varieties of dishes. And only ordering one or two dishes can also be quite boring. The owner was, however, extremely kind. He suggested that we order whatever we wanted, and he would make a smaller portion for us, with a lower price for each dish, of course.
- Jan 31 Tue 2012 11:37
- Jan 27 Fri 2012 09:19
Whoopee! Off to sea! It's been such a long time since I've been on a ferry! The last time was in Liverpool! [See old article] However, that was a river ferry. This time I'm off to sea! This trip was actually recommended by a reader on my Facebook Page. I didn't think that my companion would look so much forward to it when I suggested it to him. The night before the trip, he even suggested that we take the first ferry. What he didn't realise was that the first ferry was at 8am, but it wasn't departing from Kaohsiung! It meant we had to be at Donggang before 8am!
- Jan 18 Wed 2012 11:24
Normally, I wouldn't go to Kaohsiung unless there was a special purpose. The High Speed Rail is too expensive, and any other way of getting there is too time consuming. However, it just so happened that the two weekends I had to go to Kaohsiung were back to back... I was quite pleased with the first place we stayed at. This time, we came to the popular Building 85. It had been a rather interesting experience.
- Jan 16 Mon 2012 15:43
The Breeze Center above Taipei Main Station has now become quite famous. I don't actually enjoy eating here. The problem is not the restaurants, but the people. I often find it even more crowded than the food courts in other department stores for some reason, and whether or not you have to wait in line, all depends on luck. Thus it hardly matters whether the food is good or not. However, when you haven't decided what to eat, it does become a pretty good choice... as it does have a variety of cuisines for you to pick from.
- Jan 13 Fri 2012 10:42
I've heard that Liu-he night market has now become exclusively for tourists. The last time I visited this night market, was when I was still in uni! This time, it was because the hotel I stayed at was very close by, allowing me an excuse to revisit it. However, because this was a business trip, so by the time I got back to the hotel, I was too exhausted to go outside the neighbourhood of where I was staying. The night market was within a walking distance. Although people say that night markets are all similar, however, I find that Kaohsiung night markets varies quite significantly from those in Taipei. For one thing - there are a lot more seafood stalls here!
- Jan 11 Wed 2012 11:03
I have to admit I don't really know much about Kaohsiung. I usually go straight to my grandma's in the countryside during my visits to Kaohsiung. So each time, I depend a lot on my local tour guides to show me the unique places here. After our little seafood dinner, we picked up another friend, and went straight to an ice-dessert place, apparently very famous and popular. This was one of the few places that remained open after 10, so it was the perfect place for some morsel before calling it a night.
- Jan 09 Mon 2012 10:29
There are no pictures of the shop, only the food, but apparently this is the restaurant that the crew of the popular television drama 'Black and White' like to visit. Well, I don't know if the food here is really good, or whether it is because the seafood in Kaohsiung is a lot more fresh here, but it was absolutely delicious!
- Jan 06 Fri 2012 11:20
I stayed here for a business trip down to Kaohsiung. I was really lucky to have found this place. It was within my budget, new and clean, and best of all, the service was excellent!
Initially, I had asked for a single room. However, there weren't any more single rooms left. They asked me if I wanted a double room instead, but I said the double rooms exceed my budget. When they heard this, they told me that they had a smaller double room within my budget, and asked if that was acceptable. I gladly accepted, because of their thoughtfulness.
- Jan 04 Wed 2012 09:06
I guess you could call this the Christmas present I got myself. It is very difficult to find a studio flat with kitchen, so it's been very difficult for me, as I really do enjoy cooking! But one day, I saw on TV a multi-purpose mini pot, designed for single and nobles like me (hahaha). I then sought online, and found the exact same pot, with the exact same offers as the TV offer. Without hesitation, I bought the pot!
- Jan 02 Mon 2012 13:40
To tell the truth, we went for a walk only because we decided not to go into this 'Secret Garden'. I can't remember why. Maybe it was because the entrance fee was too expensive, and we weren't sure if it would be worth it. We thought maybe we could get a glimpse of the garden from the outside, if we walked around it.