Grand Hi-Lai Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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- Swimming pool
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... the 1700's. The old fort was originally built by the Dutch in the 1600's and conquered by a Ming general retreating from the advancing Qing army. We then thought we would walk to the night market which turned out to be an over an hour walk. It was actually bigger than the one we saw in Taipei. Food was good. Bubble tea made with winter melon with pearls was exquisite. ...
... br> Coco took us for breakfast at a simple traditional place with her school friend Angel plus Angel's fiance, both teachers - they .are planning to come to NZ soon
Out for lunch at a traditional restaurant with pork dishes, then Coco walked with us round the sugar refinery, built by the Japanese in 1901 but now a recreation area and museum, then by metro after meeting up with Wayne, to Gongshan for a ferry ride to a small touristy island with a large sandy beach which ...
... to sit down and rest everywhere I could. This museum was not crowded at all. It was very crowded when it was first built, our guide told us. Now since there is the new ChiMei museum, this one seemed to have attracted much less attention.
It was mid afternoon when we finished visiting the history museum. Our next stop was an old Japanese department store in the city, which was the fanciest department store in the 1930s. Now it still sells things but is more of ...
... pushed walls over, engulfed door ways and tendrils hang down from the ceiling waiting to make fresh purchase with the ground. We ate a monster pao here which was nearly as big as Catherine's head and looked out over some wetlands and then walked to a nearby temple to have a mooch around. This particular temple was dedicated to Mazu (a god of the sea), we were lucky in that when we arrived some form of ceremony was going on. Some temple members had two large caskets containing ...
... looked like a service station and were all booted off. Rather tired and bewildered we sat on the side of the road wondering what was going on. We obviously had to sit and wait here for our connecting bus to Tainan. After about 20 minutes the first bus turned up, alas not bound for Tainan but curiously Taipei which I thought was weird as I assumed we were already there? We must have been the entertainment as the entire top deck was starring and waving at us. We waved back ...