The Grand Hotel (圓山大飯店) in Kaohsiung where we stayed. Normally, we would stay at Helen's parents' house, but it was already full with other visiting family members.
Me, at a coy pond near the hotel.
Helen poses for a picture.
A large department store in downtown Kaohsiung.
Night falls outside our room at the Grand Hotel. Downtown Kaohsiung is visible in the distance.
The outside of the photo studio where we spent a whole day getting portraits made. It is a common practice to do this in Taiwan prior to a wedding banquet, and it is extremely affordable compared to similar services in the US.
Helen in front of Kaohsiung's "Love River".
At the Love River, we were interrupted by a call from the master of ceremonies for our upcoming wedding banquet. He wanted to know lots of personal anecdotes about us to include in his remarks. That phone call took a LONG time (mostly because we couldn't think of any good ones).
The Love River is a pleasant place to take a stroll.
Central Kaohsiung as seen from our room at the Hai-Lai Hotel, the site of our wedding banquet.
Milling around the lobby of the Hai-Lai Hotel (漢來大飯店) the morning after our wedding banquet. Be sure to see the next album in this gallery for photos of the banquet itself.
A photo of almost the entire Dad's side of Helen's family.
Helen's cousin, her husband, and their two boys.
Helen's aunt and uncle, and their two kids Tina and Jeff.
Helen's other aunt and uncle, and their two kids.
Climbing on the gate outside Helen's parents' apartment building.
Helen's nephew and Jody make paper airplanes.
We next visited a Taiwan aboriginal village in the mountains. The highlight of the village was a series of native suspension bridges.
A display showing a traditional wedding ritual.
The village had lots of interesting vistas into the flood plain below, surrounded by mountains.
An extremely long suspension bridge is visible in the distance here.
Another suspension bridge.
Eating dinner at a popular seafood restaurant in Kaohsiung.