Long ago, I spent some time living in Tainan, and have not been back to visit for over 10 years. End of last year, I finally made it back, and it was an emotional nostalgia trip for me. I honestly thought I’d remember more, I have such strong memories from this city, but as I was exploring around on a scooter I realized that either Tainan has really changed, or I really changed – things seemed familiar at some parts but for the most part I was surprised how different it all was from what I remembered. It’s funny how memory plays tricks on you sometimes, and how you create a whole inner narrative that could be somewhat disconnected from reality.
What I could say, for sure, is that in my mind Taiwan and especially Tainan are associated with a special time in my life that I hold very dear, and so – regardless of the last visit, my inner narrative will remain strong.
I previously wrote lots of posts about Tainan, even had a website helping expats find all the good spots, but you’re still welcome to join me on a 10 years revisit to some of the Tainan highlights…
Tainan Visions of travel highlights summary
God Of War Temple
Tainan Grand Mazu Temple
Anping Old Fort Zeelandia
Anping tree house
Anping shopping district
Lin Mo-niang Park
Blueprint Culture & Creative Park