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    Saw some lovers under a tree


    Saw a guy making footprints (shoeprints) in the sand

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    You'll have to pass through a tunnel, then you'll encounter a swimming beach


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    It's selfie time!


    It was hot... time for an ice cream!

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    There's a walking street which sells food and other knick-knacks


    More seafood on ice. Kaohsiung is a port city and lots of seafood in the markets. The resto can cook your seafood for you.

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    Group of western backpackers. Backpackers weren't as numerous as in Th, Laos, Cambo or Vn, but I did see a few. In my travels, the least number of backpackers that I've were in Seoul, SK - probably because Korea is known to be expensive.


    Some iced desserts

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    Store preparing the noodle soup for my lunch


    I had 2 ladies from HK as my lunchmates, and these were their soups. One had udon noodles, the other had glass noodles.

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    There's a small temple in the island


    First time that I saw this kind of car - it's a Toyota mini-car, 2-seater.

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    By the time I got back to the Cijin port, the queue for the ferry was long.


    Arrival back in Kaohsiung Gushan port

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    ^ Heh...Even safety nets for jumpers...

    Nice pics, Katie...

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    Saw these bikers and asked them for directions about a building that I wanted to visit


    Crossed the overpass/walkway and took this pic of Gushan harbor

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    Late afternoon, I decided to go to the Sanduo shopping district and nearby Singuang ferry port. This is the Sanduo shopping district.


    The MRT station is inside a mall, and I saw this model having her photo taken.


    Outside the mall, there were these "teletubbies" promoting Persil fabric conditioner.

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    After a short walk and being pointed to the right direction, I came across Kaohsiung Exhibition Center. It's designed to look like an undulating wave.


    From that vantage point, you can also see the 85 Sky Tower, which is the highest building in Kaohsiung, but not in Taiwan. The highest building in Taiwan is Taipei101.

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    Singuang ferry port and nearby park... very pleasant to be there in late afternoon


    Sunset pic - some ships in the distance. I didn't get nice pink twilight clouds, but it was very relaxing to feel the sea breeze.


    Ferry waiting for passengers

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    At the Singuang park, there's this arrow of light which changes color


    85 Sky Tower at night

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    Kaohsiung has a tram line, but only for a few stations.


    Walking back to the MRT station, I saw this pie shop. Loytoy, this is for you. PM sent!

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    Sanduo shopping district at night


    Back to the Liuhe night market for dinner


    Bettyboo, I didn't see live goats, but I did see this. Sorry!

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    For the shifters butterfly?


    More cakes for shifters


    The next day, I went to Tainan City, which is the old historical capital of Taiwan. To be continued...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BaitongBoy View Post
    ^ Heh...Even safety nets for jumpers...

    Nice pics, Katie...
    Haha.. yeah. They are very safety-conscious there. Along the highway, I saw some cops waiting to arrest people for drunk-driving. They're mindful of traffic rules - cars & motorbikes stop for pedestrians. I think it's the Japanese influence. Tw was under Jp rule for ~50 years. It's very organized, similar to SG, but not as expensive.

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    555...How many "cakes" did you have?...Butterfly will be "apoplectic"...

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    ^Heh... I only bought the ordinary, small (~2 inches) round pineapple cakes, not the "special" elongated ones. Those "special ones" cannot be considered as acceptable gifts for one's mom, family and friends. haha...

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    Ok, back to posting pics, if my net allows. My next city was Tainan, which is the old historical capital of Taiwan, before it was changed to Taipei. Tainan is in the southwest portion of Taiwan.

    Tainan train station


    What I liked about Taiwan is that in most main cities, they have a visitor info center. They have maps in diff languages and have English-speaking staff who can help you.

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    Upon exiting the train station, you'll see a rotunda/roundabout


    There's a large motorbike parking area at the side of the station

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    It was almost lunchtime when I arrived, so I had a feed before sightseeing.


    Prices of food in that eatery - it was near my hotel, which was near the train stn. I always picked accoms near the train or MRT station. Hotels were most pricey in Taipei & Kaohsiung, the top two major cities. The other cities were more of provincial cities, so not too expensive, similar to most countries - it's more expensive in the capital.


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    Tainan train station from afar. I don't know what that tall building behind it is.


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    Thanks for the thread katie.

    TD's first Taiwan travel thread I think


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