This past weekend Erin and I took a trip out of Kaohsiung to Taiwan's only coral island, Hsiao Liuchiu. Located just south of Kaohsiung it is made entirely of coral and provided a wonderful getaway.
We asked one of the school office staff, Ellen, to help us make arrangements earlier in the week. She was able to get us an all-inclusive deal which included one night's stay, dinner, breakfast the next day, 24-hour scooter rental, and round-trip ferry tickets. This made things much easier then trying to figure all of it out on our own.
With subway, taxi, and ferry it ended up taking us about two hours to get back home. While this was somewhat exhausting and often confusing when dealing with the taxi drivers, I'm very glad we went. The island was beautiful, the weather was perfect, and the food turned out to be really good. What more can one ask for in a weekend getaway?