Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel Tainan
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We took the high speed rail to Tainan, going between stops at 280 Kph! Then it's a 40 min ride on a slow train to the city.
We took the walking tour by Lonely Planet to see some historic temples and one of the old forts. Managed to not get too lost. The map we have certainly was not to scale. The temples are all very elaborate and most of the ones we visited were ...
HSR - High Speed Rail from Taipei to Kaohsiung. Like Taiwan's bus and metro systems, this inter-city system is excellent.
And we are discovering there are some pluses to being grey-haired and obviously decrepit - folk offer us the priority seats on public transport! There is half-price for the over 65s, but in most cases this is just for the Taiwanese. They apologise, but we can see the point - they have paid the taxes. Also for museums and other entries.
... Before we went there, we first stopped at a well known dry fruit place to get some dried fruits which Chris liked. Of course I got some also.
The department store had 6 stories. We took the old elevator up and walked down each floor. There were some designers arts and crafts stuff there, some food, etc. I got one interesting set of salt and pepper shakers plus creamer and sugar dish, etc.
The next agenda was dinner but it was early. So our guide took ...
Today we had a guide in addition to the driver. They came at 9 and we drove towards Tainan. It was about one hour or so, not very far.
Our guide was a short lady, experienced, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. Our first stop was the ChiMei museum. It was a museum built by a local businessman who grew up poor in Tainan. He loved to visit the free museums when he was growing up. He vowed to himself that he would become a billionaire one day and ...
... pack (Lucy got 4). Lucy taught me how to prepare it - I will definitely try after I get home! These were Taiwan mullet fish roe. There were others that were actually shipped from the US, then made and packaged in Taiwan. How interesting!
Next stop was the old British Consulate which was not a museum. It was on the hill/mountain overlooking the bay. Gorgeous view! We had to climb quite some steep steps, but the view was worth it. The museum was done well, with some ...