Howard Plaza Hotel Kaohsiung
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- Minbar in room
- Concierge desk
- Room service
- Breakfast Available
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... with friends for my good friend who had left her job in Hualien. So it was a bitter sweet final weekend as again I was a little sad to leave but I have left with some great memories, and good friends. A long bus ride followed, back to Taichung for the short hop ( should've been short.....) over to Hong Kong for a few days. Even my final bus ride had a twist as I was guided to the bus stop firstly by a good friend in Taipei to buy the ticket (she basically bought ...
... Plus we'd picked up takeout vegetarian food from a buffet in the basement of the Taipei main bus station so had good food to accompany the journey.
On arriving at a busy Tainan train station, we sought assistance from the Tourist Information booth on buses to get to our hotel. The nice ladies gave us the information we wanted and off we went to get the bus. The bus turned up after a few minutes, but instead of letting ...
... going on in the city; as seems usual, most sights are out of town, and Liam’s sprained wrist isn’t yet up to cycling about the countryside. But one major area is easily accessible via hop-on, hop-off tour bus, and that’s the famous Taroko Gorge. Taroko is at the bottom east end of one of the few cross-island highways in Taiwan, and the first hour of driving takes you up a magnificent canyon carved into the marble rock of the ...
... 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 ...
... 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. ...