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Travel Blogs from Kaohsiung
... a rainbow Ferris wheel at the top. Finally we arrived at the Howard Plaza Hotel and had a wonderful buffet dinner! This first day was a blast!
We're looking forward to the next day ahead of us!
Written by Afreen G, Caitlyn L, and Courtney ...
... very nice. One taxi driver was so excited to talk to us, he kept saying "How are you? How are you?" Over and over again. It was cute. Unlike India, they don't stop us and initiate a long chat, or ask to take their pictures with us. They just smile and say ...
... an English translation, but only 10% or fewer of the Taiwanese business signs include English. (Luckily, the Taiwanese street signs are almost always in Mandarin and English.)
It's kind of embarrassing, and makes me think of this joke:
What do you call someone who speaks two languages? Bilingual
What do you call someone who speaks three or more languages? Multilingual
What do you call someone who speaks only one language? ...
Kaohsiung has two night markets, open every day of the year. Several blocks are closed to traffic, and filled with food vendors and stalls selling purses, t-shirts, iPhone covers, and tchotchkes. Kaohsiung is a coastal city, so there's a lot of fresh seafood at the stalls. That and something called "stinky tofu" which is apparently an acquired taste, like French cheeses. It was a very fragrant ...
Having felt pretty satisfied about our tourism efforts in Tainan, we decided today would be a good day to explore Kaohsiung, the second-largest city in Taiwan and about an hour away on the local (just over half an hour on the express train). As jet lag has continued to get us up early, we had plenty of time on our way to the train station this morning to try a variety of breakfast foods. We began by getting in line for Ming Dong, A Freshly Baked Cake. We had bought a similar kind of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center