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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Taiwan Annual Cycling Trip Down South - March 2017 (Part 2)

Second half of the trip, life goes on... despite many the major unpleasant moment plus other emotional circumstances I have to tolerate.

We continued our journey from Part 1.

Went into Man-Zhou (滿洲) for early lunch and longer break.


had Kong-Ba (控肉飯)lunch


and a cuppa
After lunch was a climb, up up to a hilly and windy area.

風吹沙 Fongchuisha

風吹砂 super windy area
Then headed to the most Southern of Taiwan. A must stop spot for cyclist, especially those doing Taiwan round island. It's near Kenting town.

臺灣最南點 Taiwan Southern Most Point

Most Southern spot of Taiwan
Here we were!

墾丁 Kenting

, the famous summer place and beach spot. It was low peak season, as the wind was still chilling cold. I walked towards the beach with shorts and singlet! OMG, freaking freezing. :)

Kenting Police Station
Dinner along the famous Kenting main street.

Local dishes dinner - sorry, forgot the shop name  (nice)
Our stay - Oops.. I forgot to check in! and forgot the name. The stay was super clean and nice.

Along the street to our stay

That's how we spend our Yoyo card

Family mart selling coffee with Bailey
Local breakfast (even though hotel provided one) , we just like to explore. 肉鬆蛋餅

Good Morning cafe - 早安美

egg with floss crepe - local breakfast

Wonder around the hotel
Off we went... off from Kenting towards next destination. It was hot and sunny.

Towards SouthWest of Kenting
Found my favourite fresh dates 蜜棗

恒春古城南門 South Gate of Hengchun Ancient City

fresh dates 蜜棗 at historical gate
Checked out another local dessert - peeled green bean with garlic powder ? (direct translation)
Not bad. Though I don't like green bean. I guess their sago is into strip based, 粉條


Local dessert

Then a short visit to a local temple. Where they usually host some TV game show. Also called 城隍廟 if not mistaken.


Temple  visit
Local lunch. It was unexpected good, though it was at a small tiny township. A member left his jacket at the hotel in Kenting, our guide drove back 20-30KM to collect, we enjoyed our long lunch.


Nice simple lunch
Our destination of the day. A local harbour.

枋寮漁港 | Fangliao Port

Evening walk at the port

Dinner treat by our homestay owner


Huge bowl of seafood noodle! It was good

Our stay

Next day & our final leg. Towards KaoShiung.

Stopped by and relax by the sea side... before a last and heavy meal


I rode alone along the sea

Super seafood lunch
Arrived KaoShiung that evening. Summary of our cycling route.
Cycling trip route - Yuli to KaoShiung

Night market was just 2 blocks away from our stay. Had dinner there.

六合夜市 Liouhe Night Market

Frequent visit - papaya milk drink
Our stay - super like this hotel, very convenient and room was uniquely setup.

高雄佳適旅舍六合館 Jia's Inn

I like the furniture
Love KaoShiung

Next and last day... left behind for shopping.
First & most important stop... Giant Boutique flagship store. Got what I wanted, and spent quite a bit.


KaoShiung port... walking around under hot sun.

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Found this local duck shop... it was good.

Duck dishes

Roam around
Walked towards the nearby MRT station, towards the port.
Had cooling ice shaved with fruits! Another Taiwan dessert.


Love chilling dessert
Walked to a shopping mall nearby. Bumped into a local artist on the open stage... not sure who he is.. LOL

Mall - Forgot the name
Visited a cool MRT station

Formosa Blvd. Station (O5/R10)

Cool Station
Our taxi to High Speed Train (HSR) station. Off we go from KaoShiung to
Taoyuan Taipei Airport.
Cute Taxi of ours

Collectible item exchanged by coffee stamps


Travelling at 200++KM/h speed

Last leg on HSR - We literally toured the island with multi mode transport

Our 2018 trip to Taiwan will be a different experience. Stay tune for my update... in 2018!

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