Taiwan Photos: Food, Ships, Urban Views & War Planes!

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Touring Taiwan, the last stop was Kaohsiung before taking my brother John in from the states on the Dream Mall Ferris wheel.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

The view from the Ferris wheel is impressive.

 

This is John at the food court, about to have his first “bubble” milk tea.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

John had never been to a Chinese medicine store before, so we took him inside to show him how they fill the prescriptions.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

Later we went to eat, and I took this mobile phone photo of the food on the table.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

That evening we showed John the famous Love River.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

There is a new artist community in Kaohsiung and I had never been there before.  So we took John and walked around the complex.  It’s built along this bike path.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

To me personally, this was by far, the most interesting thing there.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

A genuine World War II Japanese warplane!

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

Remember, Taiwan was part of Japan back then.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

Of course, being a weekend, it was totally packed.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

This is an animation company.  They weren’t open for looking though.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

I liked this wooden structure, but it wasn’t high enough for John or I to even walk under.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

A living sculpture.  It sure was hot that day!

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

Everyone likes this sculpture!

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

We walked past the artist area, and down towards the port.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

These are Japanese-era sugar warehouses.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

And this is part of what’s left of the old train depot.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

We saw the strangest red temple nearby.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

The ends of the tracks are still there.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

This plaque tells the history of the area.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

Yes, that is the name of the pier.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

Now we’re entering the port area.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

HC and I haven’t been here in a long time.  One of the things that I like about Kaohsiung is the fact that it’s a port city.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

Of course, we sat down at some place and got something to eat and drink.  This is my chocolate Black Forest cake.  It was quite good.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

One of the many tour boats going around the harbor.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

The next day, we all went to lunch at a nice little place that HC’s mother likes.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

This is my won-ton soup.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

As usual, we covered the table with dishes :)

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

The 85 building — from here you can see Ikea, and also Costco across the street.

 

We spent the day relaxing, in preparation for our East coast tour.  Later that evening we visited the famous Liuhe tourist night market.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

We don’t have any enroute photos because it was raining and foggy but this shot was taken with my mobile phone as we found this small place open for dinner.  It was quite good and the people there were cool.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

We stayed in a hot springs hotel in the Taidong area.  This is the hot spring bath that was located in our private room.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

This is the shower stall.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

This was the second time we stayed in this room and I really enjoy it here.

John Visits Taiwan, Part Three

The next day we set out on our journey up the coast of Taiwan.  This shot is just the beginning of what we saw along the East coast.  We drove through the famous Rift Valley of Taiwan.   You won’t want to miss the next installments!

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MJ Klein
Former field engineer MJ Klein now lives in Taiwan, and writes articles that primarily feature photographs of travels of MJ and wife Hui-chen, plus daily goings on in the bustling island nation of Taiwan, and other places in Asia. Articles feature people, culture, food, situations and sometimes the trials and tribulations of traveling in places such as China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos and of course Taiwan.
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