Before I start, this is my second post out of seven (7) that each tells the seven days of my little exploration of Taiwan. On day one, I arrived in Taiwan at Kaohsiung international airport and I discover myself lost in the beauty of Kaohsiung. On the second day, I traveled from Kaohsiung to Tainan, and then I took High Speed Railway Train from Tainan to Taichung to get further north of Taiwan. You can read my day-1 post here.
So, this post is focused on my exploration of Tainan city and all attractions that are still within Kaohsiung Area, but quite far from Kaohsiung City central. Here’s my itinerary for the second day in Taiwan covering Kaohsiung City Greater Area, Tainan City, and concluded in Taichung.
How did I travel from Kaohsiung City to Tainan and then to Taichung
Let me start by saying that I literally catalogued and listed every attraction from every city and region in Taiwan including their pictures (in the excel, nerdy kind of way). This is so I could weight which one I want most and which one I should have left behind (in teary eyes). Because I admit that since my job is not travelling, time spent on travel is limited, precious, and, in my case, I have only 7 days in Taiwan. So, it began the game of picking and throwing.
It’s always and will always be the hardest part in making itinerary, put off some places I know I can’t explore and sometime squeeze a bit here and there to fit the schedule. But of course, I always have put into account the “exploration time”, distance, time to travel from one place to another in my own leisure pace. And I always make my mind open to change itinerary (thanks to several years experiencing hard, twisted change of itineraries). But that’s the key to a happy travel:
Plan Big, Go easy, Ready for unforeseen circumstances, and be happy (no matter annoying and uncomfortable those change and surprises are).
There are too many amazing points of interest between Kaohsiung to Taichung, be it along its west coast or in the middle of Taiwan. And sometime these places are not easy to visit in a public transportation, or the public transports are not that frequent. Also, I don’t want to carry my heavy luggage around when visiting the attractions and I don’t want to go back to the same point (Kaohsiung) to save the time. Thus I thought finding a tour would help with that case.
I had searched numerous local tour packages such as:
I requested to be dropped off at Tainan High Speed Railways Station instead of Taichung since actually my next destination is in Taichung, and if I chose to be dropped off to Taichung, it exceed Ownrides’s maximum 10 hours per day. So, I got off at Tainan THSR and rode a train from Tainan to Taichung.
How to Book Ownrides
This is a simple step by step how to book your own trip at www.ownrides.com. Just click each of the photos below to know how. If you have decided to go with ownrides, i hope this will help. Again, this is not sponsored.