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refreshing to see the freedom to demonstrate even if I have no idea what it's all about

Longterm destination why it’s not the small island of Taiwan, Republic of China (ROC)

Longterm plans were to travel to Taiwan and stay for 3 months. My intentions were to check out different cities with the view of staying longterm. Taipei, the capital in the north of the island, was not for me as  I like smaller cities and a slower pace of life.  The north was too cold and damp, even in spring, though I suspect the summers would be stifling in this densely populated city. So having moved south to escape the misery of the temperature, I arrived in Tianan. It became apparent, this previous capital city was not going to be much better, though on days it was warmer, though even when the sun shone, a rarity due to the pollution filled sky, this also was a grey, gloomy, ugly city.

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Sightseeing in and around Kaohsiung south west Taiwan

Sightseeing. Once I’d made the decision that Taiwan wasn’t going to be a long term home I put on my tourist hat and off I went in search of more adventures sightseeing. Travelling from Tainan to Kaohsiung, the second largest city of Taiwan was easy, I caught a taxi to Tainan train station and in less than an hour I’d arrived. It’s easy to navigate as like Taipei it has an MRT system. Curiously one of the stations, Formosa Boulevard, has the largest glass works in the world, named the Dome of Light. Some say it’s mimicking the Sistine Chapel in a modern way. It’s made up of 4,500 glass panels.

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