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Taiwan Kaohsiung Cijin Ferry

3 April 2011

Cijin

Another fine day in Kaohsiung, I have been very fortunate with the weather so far.
This morning I headed out to a narrow island just off the coast which is both a major ship building facility and port as well as a fishing village and spot for tourists to visit on the weekends to buy tourist things.
The line for the ferry was absurd, I waited for over an hour in a line, for a ferry ride that took no more than 2 minutes!

Taiwan-Kaohsiung-Cijin-Ferry - Before I headed to the island, I walked past the skytower. Its got a hole in the middle, you have probably seen photos of it before if you are anythin

Before I headed to the island, I walked past the skytower. Its got a hole in the middle, you have probably seen photos of it before if you are anything like me and look at photos of interesting buildings on the internet all the time.


Taiwan-Kaohsiung-Cijin-Ferry - Check out my boring brunch, its a combined fruit and vegetable salad. Ordering at this place proved especially challenging. Sugar for my coffee was no

Check out my boring brunch, its a combined fruit and vegetable salad. Ordering at this place proved especially challenging. Sugar for my coffee was not available, instead a small tub of high fructose corn syrup was provided (just like Japan).


Taiwan-Kaohsiung-Cijin-Ferry - Looking back at the port from the ferry, they are particularly dangers looking ferries, and you can just ride you scooter straight on as well and hang

Looking back at the port from the ferry, they are particularly dangers looking ferries, and you can just ride you scooter straight on as well and hang out with the regular passengers inside with your engine running.


Taiwan-Kaohsiung-Cijin-Ferry - Heres a similar ferry going the other way, note the gang plank things, the ferry was pretty overcrowded. They have a tv showing how to put on a life j

Heres a similar ferry going the other way, note the gang plank things, the ferry was pretty overcrowded. They have a tv showing how to put on a life jacket, but I couldnt see any lifejackets.
The video is amusing though, a girl is showing you how to put it on, and then she shows you how to pull tha auto inflation thing, and the look on her face of sheer terror as it inflates on her is great. I watched it 3 times.


Taiwan-Kaohsiung-Cijin-Ferry - Looking back at Kaohsiung, you can see the building with the hole in it in the distance

Looking back at Kaohsiung, you can see the building with the hole in it in the distance


Taiwan-Kaohsiung-Cijin-Ferry - This is made of plastic.

This is made of plastic.


Taiwan-Kaohsiung-Cijin-Ferry - Modern toilet ice cream seemed very popular.

Modern toilet ice cream seemed very popular.


Taiwan-Kaohsiung-Cijin-Ferry - I was surprised to find an actual beach on the ocean side of the island. Its a black sand beach much like New Zealand. Notice all the ships out to sea

I was surprised to find an actual beach on the ocean side of the island. Its a black sand beach much like New Zealand. Notice all the ships out to sea, there would have to be at least 100 I could see from the sea shore.


Taiwan-Kaohsiung-Cijin-Ferry - This is the ocean marketplace, pretty much every stall was selling the same thing...

This is the ocean marketplace, pretty much every stall was selling the same thing...


Taiwan-Kaohsiung-Cijin-Ferry - ...ground up dried fish (I think?)

...ground up dried fish (I think?)


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