Rainbow Village, Taichung, is a real colorful village located in Taiwan. Once upon a time, it used to be a small housing village for veterans, and now it is a favorite spot in Taichung City. Rainbow Village is definitely one of my favorite destinations in the country and I hope that it will be yours as well once you’ve read this blog post. But before getting in to it, you might be wondering: why should I go to Rainbow Village, Taichung? Here’s why:
I’ve heard the many stories about the Taipei 101, the tallest building in Taiwan and possibly one of the tallest building in the world. However, despite living on the island for four years, I couldn’t find the will to pay 500 TWD to get up to the observatory. Some of my friends did, but I knew I could get a better view for free. Where exactly? On Elephant Mountain, or more commonly known as Xiang Shan (象山).
So, about a few weeks ago, I went through my old travel photos and discovered wonderful moments that I had experienced back in Taiwan. This post was once written a few years ago in my free blogger account, and I think it’s time to bring it back. Everyone, let me introduce you to Houtong Cat Village. A small village located between the mountains of Taiwan and is very well known for it’s cats. Yeap, cats.
(this is a throwback post dating back to 2013, so some changes might have occurred at the cat village)
As someone who loves to drink coffee, it was obvious that I love spending ‘me’ time in cafes during my stay in Kaohsiung. I found a few that were quite suitable for me; they were quiet, the menu was good, Wi-Fi was available, and most importantly: the price suits my student budget. However, despite all that experience, my mind kept going back to Oceanside Cafe 海岸咖啡, a cafe that I had been eyeing since sophomore year. Finally after many delays and excuses, I took three of my juniors there on (literally) my last day in Kaohsiung.