After a week filled with birthday’s (Tim, Fernand, Cindy and Romy) we decided to spend the weekend in Kenting and relax after all the partying. This Saturday started early because our train to Kaohsiung was leaving at 7:50 am and we were all pretty tired after a rather short night. The train we took was quite spacious, comfortable and ridiculously cheap (106 NTD), even though it was not as good as the bus I took to Tainan. Because we didn’t want to take the bus to Kenting we organized a taxi that would take us to Kenting for 400 NTD per person (later we found out it could have been cheaper). The taxi ride was the closest I’ll ever get to Paul, Sina and Fernand because all of us were practically sitting on each other.
Once we arrived in Kenting we checked into our hostel, I finally bought swimwear and we were ready to go to the beach! The beach is a lot nicer than Anping in Tainan and we spent our whole afternoon swimming, tanning and talking. For dinner we went to a decent Thai restaurant and pretty much everyone except Johannes and I since the food we got was different from what we ordered.
Not hungry anymore we strolled down the Main Street of Kenting and ended up a stylish pop-up bar where Jean served delicious drink out of her truck. We gave up on the plan to go to a strip club once we saw the girls dancing in there. Butterface doesn’t quite describe the looks of the employees. So we called it a night and went back to the Kenting Youth Hostel.
The next day began with a rather disappointing breakfast at Shark bites Toast (it’s too expensive for what you get and only average in taste). For the rest of the time of my stay in Kenting we went to the Kenting National Park which had a beautiful view over the coastline as well as interesting flora, fauna and caves. At around 4 pm it was time for me to go and I shared my cab on my way back with Amrite, Johnny and Jina. Jina studies at the same university and they even had a meeting together. What a coincidence! Before I got on the train back to Tainan we got some tasty noodles in Kaohsiung together before the three of them took the bus back to their university and I the train back to mine.