Chateau De Chine Hotel Kaohsiung
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After a few days rest and general loafing around in Hualien I headed back to the west side of the country to the small city and old capital of Taiwan that is Tainan, I only had a brief stop here last time due to the big typhoon disrupting my travel plans! I headed back to the same hostel hidden down an old side street and this is where I spent the next three weeks, it is a great place full off history with a kind of old world charm about it, it was also a base to explore ...
... into eateries, no lights to enable people to cross the road safely, and scooter drivers driving at us, it felt a lot more dangerous. When we reached the restaurant, Ken decided to opt for the stinky tofu - this being a Taiwanese dish of fermented (rotten) tofu, a local delicacy. The waiter warned us that their stinky tofu was particularly stinky. Ken went for it anyway. It really stank and wasn't pleasant to eat either. Jayna's food ...
... Rift Valley. We had most of the day before needing to catch another train, so we went for a good walk several kilometres south of town to visit the Tropic of Cancer. Seems like a long time ago when we crossed the Tropic of Capricorn in Australia on our way north! We also saw a nearby stone-age site, a pair of standing stones erected 3000 years ago by some of the early inhabitants of Taiwan. It was interesting to learn that these first ...
... Buddha. One of the three Buddha tooth relics are housed here and worshiped by the locals. Taiwanese Buddhists are the "orthodox" version (Mahayana), where all desires are given up- meat, alcohol, marriage etc, and you devote your life to though and helping the community. We then saw the Love River in Kaoshiung and the night market. A lively city, much like ...
... also exceptional. We are just templed out. Dinner on the street again with noodles made with fish paste, fish balls soup, deep fried shrimp rolls (yummmm), a steamed pudding that was savory, deep fried fish sticks and deep fried yams. All that for about C$ 8.
Off to Alishan tomorrow, and I think we have figured out how and when to get there, should be an adventure.