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 probably something that would piss off the Chinese […]
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 went to a few places, including Fisherman’s […]
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 tourist area. Around it were […]
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’ food in any country other than Japan knows that it’s either very expensive, or […]
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.
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 regards to road rules and yet remained miraculously accident free.