I was in KaoHsiung earlier in 2011. This time round I headed back to visit relatives (mom's side) as well as to embark on an onsen vacation.
It was up in the hills which means the mercury is slightly lower than in the city. Crisp fresh cool air is just what I needed away from the smog in Da Hu.
We go a nice onsen hotel at the recommendation of my cousin and it has it's own in-room private hot spring tub (or rather mini swimming pool) as well as the communal pool downstairs. We opted to stay in the in-room pool, lest we risked Gabe running amok and terrifying the other guests.
I am not a big fan of the onsen coz I can't get no peace and quiet with two crazy kids.
What I looked forward instead was the morning breakfast atop the hill overlooking the landscape with a nice piping hot coffee in my hand.
The area, by coincidence, is coffee bean farmland and so the coffee are from locally grown beans. Not bad.
Spotted this en route to the onsen hotel. On hindsight, I should have taken a detour to go check it out.
The Mecca of Ah Lians!!
Can it be true!!
I LURBE AH LIANS!!
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