Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
a little pause from your travel tale... the truth is you're back to jet-setting again after a six months pause. while you're enjoying your jet-setting you need to get use to dinning out and dinning late once again. while you can bear with the yummy delicious that your destination could offer, you still need to get use to dinning late, let alone the absence from your regular sport routine.
with such traveling you haven't got time to wrap any zhongzi, neither your mil since she just had an operation on her arm recently.
you're blessed to have a friend who made these 'bakchang' or zhongzi and give it to you willingly and unconditionally. you won't have the chance to celebrate this on the actual day with zhongzi if it's not out of her generosity.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
you spent your morning at chikan tower (赤崁樓). a former dutch fortress called fort provintia. it's just a stone throw away from where you lodged but with such a hot weather it's almost impossible to venture too far.
the site while being a historical site, the trace of dutch presence is almost unnoticed, what is left from the originally fort provintia is just a ruined wall beneath the current building. the history of this site is simple, starting from the dutch presence to konxiga, then the ming and qing dynasty to the japanese occupation. the place has been torn down and rebuilt multiple times by different powers in reign.
it's a warm day so you actually spent most of your time hibernating at a breezy corner, taking in a touch of dutch history in this place...
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
the weather is still fine but you're moving on to your next destination. you bid farewell to jialeshui and drive north bound. and within 2 hours drive, you're into a hakka village in the province of kaohsiung. here you're introduced to the hakka culture and heritage.
it's quite fascinated to see and taste the things of hakka here.