Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung
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Got to the hostel and the nice owner took me across the alley to the market for a buffet. Then I rode the MRT to Lotus Pond, ate some Beef Noodle soup, the went to the harbour area where there was Bikertopia going on... a motorcycle conference with a giant stage of music and spotlighting after dark, but no band.... just local bike club guys driving the bikes on stage with little scantily clad taiwanese girls waving their flags from the back seat.
... was sorted, money exchanged for keys, then the bike was handed over. I picked up on a lack of a front headlight, which as soon as it was pointed out was replaced, then we took off! We did a couple of laps around the car park nextdoor, before it cut out...and wouldn't start. Now I do not claim to be a mechanic of any kind, but the fuel had been very low when we started, and then engine was still ticking over when I started it, just not starting. So I wheeled it back and tried ...
... a couple of lessons each day would've been a right pain otherwise, plus it's always nice to just be able to come home and switch off.
So I arrived at branch at around 1:30 and started planning for my two lessons that day. First class was "Jump" which is the youngest kids at the branch! I have them two times a week, consisting of anything between the ages of 2-5! The room I teach in is pretty much a padded cell, with a whiteboard on the bottom of a wall at one end. No ...
... is one of the biggest commercial harbours in Taiwan, but it is still nice to see the deep blue ocean of the south of Taiwan.
Like I said, I was only in Kaohsiung for one day and the only real activity I did was going to the Old British Consulate. The building is really cool as it is one of the oldest western structures in Taiwan and looks typically British with its red brick walls. The view from the consulate is very beautiful as it is perched on top of a huge hill and ...
... a giant ornamental archway from which to proceed under, and all the way along its length was "misters" - little spray nozzles hung above the walkway that pumped out a cooling mist, which was highly refreshing! It was a cool street, offering lots of little snack food outlets along its length, and plenty of fresh fruit juice vendors and tea shops (these two things are EVERYWHERE in Taiwan!), but also plenty of little quirky stalls, selling things that ranged from handmade ...