We took a 5 hour train ride to Kaohsiung from Hualien, keeping the kids busy with travel logging and plenty of snacks, including a boxed lunch that we had to rush off the train to buy along the platform of a train station somewhere in Taitung county, about an hour after setting off. We were told to do this by our Hualien driver - and it was well worth it!
Kaohsiung for us was arty farty, with a dash of cool.
We checked into our hotel: Jia's Inn Liouhe which is decorated with sculptures and modern art pieces that set it apart from the more traditional B&Bs that we'd been staying at in the first week of our trip.
Pier-2 Art Centre
The Pier-2 Art Centre was our absolute favorite spot, as you can see from these photos...