Sizihwan 西子灣 was a nice seaside area near Kaohsiung 高雄. There was a university on one side and a temple on the hilltop. When we got there, there was some car in the carpark with some protest signs on it. Couldn't read what it said, but it was prob [...]
After Taipei, we went to Kaohsiung, a city in the south where an old friend lives. We went the day after Wasabi , which meant I was half dead and looking for a toilet every 15min. I mean, seriously, I hadn't been that sick for years.
Anyway, we wen [...]
Love River is a famous river in Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan. It was quite clean for a river in the middle of a big city. Apparently it used to be very dirty until about 30 years ago, when the government started to clean it up. Now it is a major [...]
Wasabi is a self styled high class Japanese buffet in the iconic Taipei 101 tower. It offers a wide variety of purportedly authentic Japanese dishes, at Taiwanese prices, which came to about $30-40 AUD.
Now anyone who has eaten 'authentic Japanese' [...]
小熊の木屋 was a little cafe restaurant we found right next to Shilin station in Taipei. As you would expect, it was quite noisy around that area, so luckily they had a 2nd floor which was a bit quieter away from the traffic.
It was very cosy i [...]
Shilin 士林 was one of the busiest areas of Taipei. We went through the area so many times while going to different places. There were so many people and cars/scooters there all the time, it was amazing that traffic and people flowed without any rega [...]
One afternoon we decided to go to the National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院. It was just a museum, so we thought it shouldn't take long right? Well it turned out to be the biggest museum we had seen so far. Not only was the main museum so big we didn't f [...]
Lungshan Temple 龍山寺 was just outside an MRT station, and opposite a large park which seemed to be a gathering spot for Taiwan's homeless. It was quite a large temple, quite open, and very busy. Definitely different to Cihui Temple 慈惠宮, in which eve [...]
I have no idea what this place is. We were just looking for places to go, and this place was on the tourist map. I guess it was a theatre of some sort in the past. But why is it famous? Inside seemed to be a mini museum of old media stuff, but ou [...]
The night markets in Taiwan were absolutely crazy. There were so many people you could hardly walk, let alone browse and buy stuff. One was in an alleyway filled with carts along the middle. Apparently all the carts are illegal, and if the cops co [...]
Chiang Kai-shek has his own Memorial Hall! Opposite was the National Music Hall, and in the middle was some festival going on. By luck we arrived just in time for the changing of the guard. It feels a bit strange being in countries where leaders a [...]
We were looking for another place, some historical rich family's home. We arrived to find it was closed for maintenance from the day before to the day after we leave. What luck eh?
As we were wandering back to the station, we spotted this temple a [...]