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the city of: Gaoxiong! (Day 2)




Today was the day to see Love River! <3 Love River used to be very dirty and unappealing, but it's now cleaned up and a fun place to take a cruise on. Too bad we went on the one day they don't do cruises. Is it really romantic? Maybe... ;)






I love you! (You all know who you are! ;) )
We kept on walking till we got to Rosary Cathedral, a famous Catholic church in the city. It's always nice to be inside one.






There was an Asian type shrine to Mary. Meaning, it had a small pond and koi. It was beautiful and interesting. Wish the gate was unlocked so I could've gone in. This is inside the church:

Then, more walking, BUT we got a shaved ice for our efforts! It's the best dessert in Taiwan. We got Mango-strawberry flavor.







Next we got to QiJin Island by a short ferry ride. Lots of people drove their scooters onto the bottom deck of the boat to take to this long and narrow island. QiJin actually shields Gaoxiong from some bad weather. We hadn&…

Going Around Taiwan (West Coast)

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the city of: Gaoxiong! 高雄 (Day 1)


Gaoxiong is the second largest city in Taiwan and its harbor is the country's largest international port. It's on Taiwan's southern coast and has many interesting places to visit such as 爱和 (Love River), 蓮池潭(Lotus Pond), and  旗津 (QiJin Island). Gaoxiong actually used to be not so great but I've been told it's been cleaned up nicely, at least in my opinion it was a very good city to stay in. (However, nothing compares to Taipei!)

First we took the high speed rail to ZuoYing Station and from there we took the MRT (subway) to Gaoxiong. Checked into the hotel...blablabla

One place I had to see was the Museum of Fine Arts. I called them myself and asked what was on exhibit...in Chinese! I was so proud of myself! :) However, I didn't understand what she said when she told me the artist. "Pei Gan" in pinyin. Turns out it was Francis Bacon.


I had heard of him before but didn't really know anything about him. To t…