Kaohsiung Cycling Travels

Boasting hundreds of kilometers in bicycle paths, Michael and I are in Kaohsiung to ?nd out what it feels like to cycle here. Today we re in the center of the city on public bikes, cycling mostly along Love River.
Along the way there are lots of places to stop and have a look around. This is a brick kiln originally built in 1899 by the Japanese during the occupation. Here you ll ?nd one of the last remaining Ho?man kilns in the country.
And this is the Museum of History, formerly Kaohsiung City Hall, where many were killed during the 228 Massacre, an anti-government uprising that ?rst started in Taipei in February of 1947. But today we re going to take it easy and see the vinyl record exhibition inside.
People can get to know local culture by taking on a di?erent perspective, like through music, folk songs and other nostalgic elements. Our collection is extensive and it includes movies, dramas, talk show and even puppetry shows.
Something else you can do here is karaoke, if you know some old Taiwanese songs.
Occasionally they even have live performances here too. Ladies and gentlemen, from Chang Gung University, Professor Michael Turton!
Well, east coast girls are hip, I really dig those Amis styles.
After the sun sets, don t rush and return your bikes. Remember to enjoy the night view along the river too.
I think this is one of the prettiest cities I ve ever cycled in.
I agree, it s really well laid out, it s easy to get around in, it s ?at and the job the city government has done is really wonderful. So let me tell you, if you re feeling down, your waistline is expanding, come down to Kaohsiung, ride a bicycle.
 

高雄愛河單車之旅

聽說擁有數百公里自行車道的高雄,相當適合這種用腳踩的兩輪旅行,今天我和Michael就要來騎著市立腳踏車體驗看看。這次我們的路線主要是愛河河畔。


沿途有不少地方可以停下來看看走走,這是高雄第一座磚窯廠,從日治時代留下來的。1899年設立的,裡面還有一座德國人發明的八卦窯。


現在我們來到歷史博物館。您知道嗎,228事件延燒到高雄的時候,衝突就是在這裡也就是當時的市政府爆發的。不過我們不要那麼嚴肅,今天我們要看的展覽是黑膠唱片展。


用不同的角度,包括音樂,歌謠,比較早期的懷舊方式讓更多不同的民 接觸不同的在地本土文化。一直到我們當時的電影,戲劇,脫口秀,甚至是布袋戲的收藏都非常豐富。
如果會台語歌,還可以唱卡拉OK!
今天是快樂的出帆期。


這裡偶爾還有現場表演,先生女士們,歡迎長庚大學教授,Michael Turton!
到了晚上,別太早還腳踏車,因為愛河的夜景也很讚。
這可能是我用腳踏車來玩過,最漂亮的城市。


我也覺得。政府設計得非常好,好騎,很平。所以你覺得身體沒有精神,肚子跟我一樣很可愛,一定要來高雄騎腳踏車。