Monday, August 26, 2019

Where to stay in Kaohsiung (高雄) - Jia's Inn (佳适旅舍)

This is our first time visiting Kaohsiung (高雄) - second largest city and major industrial center of Taiwan. Located at the south-western coast, tourism has picked up during the recent years, and becoming a popular travel destination. Hence we decided to spend 3 nights in Kaohsiung.

Jia's Inn (佳适旅舍)
Date of Stay : 9 - 11 December 2018

Staying with Jia's Inn was probably my best find ever. Here's why.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Taiwan Trip Day 8 - Tainan (台南) | Flowers Night Market (花园夜市)

8 December 2018

Flowers Night Market (花园夜市) - the largest night market in Tainan opens on every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. When we stayed over in Tainan over the weekend, it was a nice distribution as we get to visit the top 2 night markets (Dadong & Flowers) on Friday and Saturday respectively.

Close to 400 stalls, Flowers Night Market is also one of the most well known in Taiwan. I realised the night markets in Tainan put up large flying banners/flags which feels like a food battle zone defining the vendors' location ('territory'). That definitely works to catch my attention. Like Dadong Night Market, Flowers Night Market also has zones for food, games, entertainment and fashion.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Taiwan Trip Day 8 - Tainan (台南) | TWICE themed SoSee Coffee (首璽咖啡) | Chihkan Tower (赤崁楼)

8 December 2018

As our children gets older, they also starting to have a voice in where they would like to go and this plays an important part when I am planning for our family trip. Our boy is a big fan of TWICE and he made a special request to visit TWICE member - Tzuyu's (周子瑜) mother's cafe : Sosee Coffee (首璽咖啡) in Tainan. Hence, I made plans to make sure that this is our must go in Tainan.

Part 3 of Day 8 @ Tainan
1) SoSee Coffee (首璽咖啡) 
2) Chihkan Tower (赤崁楼) 

2:30pm - Located in Yunong Road, east district of Tainan, the cafe, opened by Tzuyu's mother is very spacious, with high ceiling and occupies two levels. The industrial style interior has a bar at the central of the cafe dedicated to drinks.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Fortune Pot (福鼎记) Wanton Noodles @ Taman Mount Austin [JB]

You can find lots of good eateries at Taman Mount Austin in Johor Bahru and recently, we discovered another nice shop selling delicious wanton noodles. I guess this will be one of my top favourite wanton mee after

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Hotto Potto Hotpot (锅の物语) @ Taman Mount Austin [JB]

Hotto Potto (锅の物语) is a new hotpot/steamboat restaurant that has opened in Taman Mount Austin - a bustling downtown area of ​​Johor Bahru early this year. Diners can expect to enjoy their hot pot in a nice cooling environment of 18°C, plus the hotpot buffet here has individual pots where you can choose your preferred soup base. Alternatively, it you have a group of 4, you can also choose a big pot for sharing.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Taiwan Trip Day 8 - Tainan (台南) | Blueprint Culture & Creative Park (藍晒圖文創園區) | Hayashi Department Store (林百货) | 巨大扭蛋機貨櫃市集

8 December 2018

Part 2 of our walking tour around Tainan City by Foot!

Part 2 of Day 8 @ Tainan
1) Blueprint Culture & Creative Park (藍晒圖文創園區) 
2) Kobayashi The Finest Cookies (小林煎饼)
3) Hayashi Department Store (林百货)
4) Giant Capsule Machine (衛民街巨大扭蛋機貨櫃市集)

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Taiwan Trip Day 8 - Tainan (台南) | Yongle Market (永樂市場) | Shennong Street (神农街) | 水仙宫市场

8 December 2018

Touring Tainan City by Foot

After having our breakfast at Tainan Fushin Hotel, we head out to look out for more local delights. Below list the walking route I have planned originally for our Day 8. However, we changed plans along the way and skipped Baoan Food Street as we had too much food for the morning and decided to give it a miss.

Still, there will be a lot of walking expected but it is achievable. I have used Google Map extensively to guide us to our destinations when we were travelling on our own. Our children are older now and they have somewhat gotten used to our travelling pattern where we often take on long walks which extend throughout the day.

Day 8 @ Tainan
1) Yongle Market (永樂市場)
2) Shennong Street (神农街)
3) Baoan Food Street (保安路)
4) Blueprint Culture & Creative Park (藍曬圖) 
5) Hayashi Department (林百货)
6) 衛民街巨大扭蛋機貨櫃市集