26 December 2013

KaoHsiung 2013 - Part 2 of 5

That's fearless Faith posing for a photo with the resident pet snake. While the family soaked in the onsen prior to bed time in the hotel, we were out and about exploring the neighbourhood during the day time.

We went to this coffee place atop one of the many hills and it was an awesome experience just sitting there with your cuppa, overlooking the scenery, soaked in the cool breezy serenity of it all.

The only down side is that your coffee gets cold very fast. >.<

There's also the resident 酷狗 who was contented to just sit there while you pet her.

This dog really good life, I tell you.

The owner of the establishment is one laid back fella who totally enjoyed the slow pace of living that many of us are, on one hand, full of envy but on the other hand, too frightened to even dream of it coming true.

Humans are complex creatures.

Le sigh.

The region is peppered with cafes along County Highway 175 also known as the Coffee Road.

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Every cafe grow, harvest and roast their own coffee and I supposed each cafe has its own signature flavour.

This one that my cousin recommended is called 大锄花间.

We visited the place on 2 occasions and both times, we struggled to figure out the exact spot amongst the hills. The first time, my cousin tried to find it based on his "memory" but we got miserably lost. The ironic thing was that just when we had given up and started to head back to the hotel, the front entrance of the cafe just popped out of nowhere right in front of us.

The second time, we decided to use my GPS and as Murphy's Law would go, the map pinned it at a spot that was 2km off the actual location. Again, we gave up and head back to the hotel when a sign pointing to the cafe suddenly just appeared in front of us.

For posterity sake, here is their name card with a map.

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To be even more kiasu. Here are the coordinates.

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- Voxeros

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