A Port with hope for the future /未來的希望口岸
Stay in Kaohsiung: arrive on October, 2002
Job: Acting-Deputy Manager-Operation
Joachim Heineke from Germany has had twenty-year experience in hotel management. He was in Hong Kong for four years and then in Chengdu for one year. Coming to work in Asia suited him well. Thus he finally came to Kaohsiung.
Joachim Heineke can use Chinese-style tableware without any difficulty and also very much enjoys eating Asian food. As a matter of fact, his first impression of Kaohsiung was of its many kinds of delicious and attractively presented food. For example, he thinks the chickens in the specialized shops near Grandma Ice Shop in Yancheng are far more delicious than Hainan chickens. Also, he has high praise for the various Aloha foods stewed in the sauces in Dagouding. He said that many people thought foreigners did not like tasting animals' inner organs; but Germans and Chinese are actually alike regarding chickens' livers, intestines, and hearts as favorite foods. So, Joachim Heineke can easily accept these dishes. Also, he likes eating fermented bean curd. He specially claims that foreigners can accept these special foods as long as they are well-flavored.
Because of his job, Joachim Heineke stays in a hotel. He once went to Taitung to have a hot-spring bath and also visited Sun Moon Lake. Yet most of all he likes to sample good food, so the places that he is the most familiar with in Kaohsiung City are the restaurants and snacks vendors. He also went on a package tour arranged by the hotel to visit Blue Lagoon Water Park.
Because Joachim Heineke had once stayed in Russia for five years, with its cold weather, he finds Taiwanese heat hard to bear. However, he said optimistically that, from his experience in Hong Kong, he knew the first summer was always very hard to get used to, but in the second summer he would adjust to the environment!
Joachim Heineke is highly positive about Kaohsiung's future. He thinks Kaohsiung has all the chief conditions that good ports should have. Especially after the three great links are made, Kaohsiung should become an important port. This is the main reason why he chose the location for his hotel near Kaohsiung Port.