I have to report back that the date was a huge success. We went to Bitan. There were no mosquitos at all. The sky was partially clear (could see some stars). Not many people at all, which makes it more intimate. There were a few people setting off fireworks on the river in those paddle boats. The bridge was totaly lit up. There was a very pleasent cool breeze coming off the river that kept us cool. The humidity by the river was almost zero.
My only complaint…the night had to end, the food was crap and I stepped in some dog shit (damn it). But, she loved it, thought it was very romantic…just chilling and talking and relaxing on the waterfront.
Thanks everyone for your recomendations. And Sandman…I didnt see you oogeling the youngens last night…were you out and about?
To the person writing that they want to take a friend to Danshui…Don’t. Its a crap hole, full of people on the weekends taking their kids to play in the “mud sand” next to the filthy river. It smells, there is litter everywhere, nothing beautiful to see except a dirty river, some ugly buildings, and street vendors. You could take aboat over to Bali and do some hiking…but I think there are better places for that.