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    After a quiet and restful day in Taitung, it was on to Kaohsiung. Taitung station.


    Train interior

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    The seats have a footrest.


    My first experience of... a squat toilet in a moving train! Uggghhh!

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    Passed by several farms on the way to Kaohsiung


    You know you're near the city when the farms are replaced by buildings.

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    Arrival in Kaohsiung station


    Little choo-choo train


    You know you're in a big city when there's a McDonald's. Regular meal (burger, fries, Coke) is 99 ntd, for those interested. I think I read on this forum about the Big Mac index - price of a Big Mac in different countries, as a gauge of the cost of living.

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    View outside of Kaohsiung train station (Kaohsiung main MRT)


    Another view

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    So I went to the MRT then checked in at my hotel. It was situated between City Council and Formosa Boulevard stations, and very near the Liuhe Night Market, which was nice. View from my accoms, 9th floor, I think.


    After checking in, I went out for lunch. Saw this place full of people and decided to order soup. It's a seafood mix soup, very nice.

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    Ladies preparing the soup


    Seafood noodle shop. It must be popular among locals, since the queue was long.


    Lottery outlet store nearby

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    In most cities in Tw, there are these bikes for rent.


    Terry57, this is for you. Onya!


    Passed by the Museum of Labor

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    The Love River and nearby park


    The brown building is the Ambassador Hotel, for those who are upmarket and like nice river views.


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    Went to this - Kaohsiung Museum of History. It was the former City Hall.


    There was no entrance fee, and viewing the exhibits was a good way to hide from the hot afternoon sun.

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    After spending some time at the Museum and nearby Love River Park, it was getting dark and time to go to Liuhe Night Market.


    Seafood congee


    For those who like chicken feet

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    Seafood.. they'll cook it for you


    Another seafood stall

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    Great stuff K-Pop. Thanks for the thread.

    Great market shots.

    I miss Asian markets. Mainly because I'm too lazy to leave the house.

    Quote Originally Posted by katie23 View Post
    The seats have a footrest.


    My first experience of... a squat toilet in a moving train! Uggghhh!
    I bet those shoes weren't so splash free upon leaving.

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    As with other night markets, there are non-food items


    Intersection of Formosa Boulevard station

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    I miss Asian markets. Mainly because I'm too lazy to leave the house.

    I bet those shoes weren't so splash free upon leaving.
    When I'm in my hometown, I prefer to shop in the "wet/dirty" markets than supermarkets, esp for fruits/vegs/meat/fish.

    Re: the shoes... haha, I'm not saying. It was a challenge!

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    Some type of shrimp cake, which they cooked in the shell of a bivalve. It was good.


    These guys were selling Turkish ice cream. The bigger guy was a good showman. Showed some tricks while making/serving the ice cream.

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    Dinner at Liuhe night market - different types of shu-mai (siomai), shrimp cake, oyster omelet & Taiwan beer. As far as beers go, it was okay. Can't say if it's great, as I'm not a heavy alco drinker and don't like beers much.


    This guy made my oyster omelet.


    The next day, I went to Cijin, a small island off the coast of Kaohsiung. To be continued...

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    Quote Originally Posted by katie23
    Re: the shoes... haha, I'm not saying. It was a challenge!
    I see the handrails...Close yer eyes, hang on like a downhill skier going for gold...

    Nice thread, Katie...Making me hungry...

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    See, this is why K-Pop was Poster Of The Year 2016.



    The girl's a champ.

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    Squat toilet on a moving train... That is a game for experienced players only.



    While rapidly scrolling through this thread I thought for a moment I had passed a more graphic toilet shot.

    Was gonna say get thee to a doctor Katie!


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    @looper - hey, that was good soup! Very yummy.

    @luigi & bb - thanks for the luv. Viewing these food pics makes me hungry too. Except for one (the fermented bamboo shoots), I liked all the food that I've tasted in Taiwan. Even the pineapple cakes and mochi cakes that I brought home as giveaways for folks.

    Thanks for all the greens. It's nice to know that the thread is appreciated, after all, I only do this during my spare time. As I've stated in other threads, the idea of a travel blog and monetizing it has crossed my mind. However, I'm too lazy-ass to do a real blog and I feel if I take pics specifically with a blog in mind, the fun would go out of it, because I'll be too OC about the picture quality, my grammar, etc, and the fun would go out of it. So enjoy the pics while they're here! Cheers!

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    Day 2 in Kaohsiung City - I went to Cijin Island for a day trip. Cijin is a small island off the coast of Kaohsiung, just 5 min away by ferry.

    Walking towards Gushan ferry port


    Some boats at Gushan port

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    Arrival at Cijin island. You can bring your bikes/motorbikes to Cijin island for a minimal fee. The fee for adults on the ferry is 40 ntd. Kids' fee is 25 ntd (I think).


    This is the Cijin ferry wharf

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    In front of the wharf, there are these flowery bikes (and driver) that you can hire to take you around the island. There are also e-bikes that you can rent.


    There's an old lighthouse on top of the hill. I went to that direction but then didn't fancy climbing up the hill. So I went around the island instead and saw this - took a pic.

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    It was a Saturday and there were lots of guys relaxing and fishing.


    For those who like birds - this one was very white and long-legged. Heh...

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