3 Aug, 2009 in Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung Zuoying Museum of Military Dependents Village-4.JPG

The "Kaohsiung Zuoying Museum of Military Dependents Village" is about the sad story of the disappearing history and culture of the Taiwanese KMT villages. Whether you’re a foreigner or a local, the museum name  doesn’t sound like a museum you’d like to go visit, does it? and trust me when I say that it was […]

2 Jul, 2009 in Itineraries, Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung City World Games 2009 : 7 Days Suggested Travel Itinerary

Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan is hosting this year’s World Games global event. Taiwan and Kaohsiung are now in final preparations for the games, starting in less than 2 weeks. Following a number of queries by email, following are some personal recommendations for a Kaohsiung itinerary for those planning to visit Kaohsiung to see the […]

8 Apr, 2009 in Kaohsiung
Kuan Yin Ritual at Neimen-16.JPG

Taiwan has really amazing events going on. This month Taiwan had Spring Scream 2009, Taiwan’s biggest music festival held in southern Kending, but another interesting festival that didn’t get as much attention, atleast from the expat community, is the 2009 Kaohsiung Song-Jiang Jhen Battle Array in Neimen. Held …

16 Feb, 2009 in Kaohsiung
Liouguei Tunnels - Kaohsiung County-8.JPG

Moving on from Meinong, we arrived at Liouguei Tunnels serving the Japanese to get to the area till better transportation came up. I must say, I was not impressed, it’s, well, it’s just tunnels, and not very pleasant ones at that. So I couldn’t quite figure out why this is a tourist destination. Still, the […]

14 Feb, 2009 in Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung County - Moon Scape World-10.JPG

Planning a tour of the eastern part of Kaohsiung County we began our drive through the odd landscape of Moon World.   Which was once perhaps a center for lively tourism with Moonscape World park …

27 Jan, 2009 in Kaohsiung
Fo Guang Shan Kaohsiung County-2.JPG

With my mother visiting me in Tainan I had to take her to the nearby Fo Guang Shan, perhaps one of the world’s biggest monasteries, to learn more about Buddhism and how it’s been practiced in Taiwan. This time, I asked for the tour and the monastery was kind enough to have a lady …

7 Jan, 2009 in Kaohsiung
Kaohsiung Dream Mall New Year Party 2009-12.JPG

This new year eve I was at the Kaohsiung Dream Mall, with some other ~500,000 enthusiastic Taiwanese all cramped up together. I believe my mom, who’s currently visiting Taiwan, was completely overwhelmed with the masses of people and the Taiwanese spirit displayed. I imagine that is one experience that would be difficult to forget 🙂 […]

21 Nov, 2008 in Kaohsiung
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A friend invited me to go visit Kaohsiung and so it was my first time to take the new Kaohsiung underground KMRT system. It’s gorgeous, although extremely empty when it’s not rush hours. You know, this is one of the things that makes me very jealous of Taiwan. Taiwanese tend to focus on the …

Love Kaohsiung Music Festival 愛戀高雄 : Old Taiwanese Songs

A few days ago I went to a music festival “Sunset on Sizihwan Bay and fall in love with Kaoshiung” (愛戀高雄). It was the last day of a long running festival going from the 6th of July till the 31st of August, featuring free parking, free water-banana and kayak rides and open performances of some […]

2 Sep, 2008 in Kaohsiung
Cheng Ching Lake Kaohsiung.jpg

Went for a very quick visit in Kaohsiung the other day and stopped for lunch at the lovely Cheng Ching lake, stretching out at the north-east side of Kaohsiung with lovely pagodas and parks.          I really missed the endless variety of food in Taiwan…  

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