The World Games of Kaohsiung, Taiwan

I never knew that sports called kroftball or fistball existed, let alone were part of an international sporting event second only to the Olympic Games, bust sports like these and others like dragon canoeing and tug-of-war (?) were part of the International World Games of Kaohsiung. Over 2000 athletes from around the world had come to the second largest city of Taiwan, boosting public expenses and bringing a festive atmosphere that was easily palpable among the citizens.

World Games mascots

The city itself has a few attractions worth visiting, like the Love River promenade, the Taiwanese Museum of Literature and its park or the nearby hills with wild macaques and splendid views. Add to this the daily firework shows while we were there, a night market with great tasty food and the warm charm of Taiwanese people that embraces all foreign travellers and you have a great recipe for a very nice stay.

Dragon Towers

We were there for 3 days and although we did not attend any sport event (cheap seats were sold out) we  enjoyed the city vibe very much and, as usual, all the local people who helped us out or simply wanted to speak with us. A special greeting and thank you goes to the students at the Love River tourist information center. Thanks a lot for all your help when booking the air tickets!

Fireworks

Fireworks

Have you been in Kaohsiung? What was your impression? Did you like it as much as we did?

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