- Posted January 15, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Your images of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
American At Large in Kaohsiung
I've elected to live in Kaohsiung because the people are darling and friendly; the food is very tasty, diverse and often exotic; the weather in tropical Kaohsiung is awesome (not rainy like in Taipei); crime is almost unheard of; public transportation is swift, clean, cheap, and cutting-edge; and living is shockingly inexpensive.
Kaohsiung also has an international airport from which it is easy to reach all points in East and Southeast Asia; an international harbor within a free trade zone; an state-of-the-art subway system; a high-speed rail system for exploring the rest of Taiwan; a modern commercial banking district; great shopping; and many wonderful attractions.
Traditional Chinese culture was preserved in Taiwan beyond the reach of the Cultural Revolution in China. Now, Taiwan offers a unique mix of both ancient Chinese tradition and philosophy with Western culture and cutting-edge technology. It is indeed where East blends gracefully with West.
As such, I love Kaohsiung and intend to stay.