Xiamen Old Town Youth Hostel
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I'm just looking back on some of the fun moments of this trip through China. It has been a wonderful and exciting journey. It has been tough at times, for China can be an unforgiving country. It has also been sweet, innocent and an overwhelming feeling of home. The people I have met along the way on this, my 10th trip have been filled with humour, understanding and hospitality.
... forget or have no luck finding one of several electric passenger golf carts to take you there.
The tide was out when I arrived, so a steep climb down barnacled stone steps took me along the shoreline of fishing boats where people live, fish and trade from their vessels. It is very much a marine atmosphere here that takes you back to a slow and different time.
The reality check however is a glance back to the mainland ...
... Geng. Geng was born here but made his fortune in rubber in Singapore. At the time, he felt the people of this area needed a central education facility.
I will only be here this one night before a bit of travel tomorrow to live in the round houses of the Hakka ethnic minority. The round houses, as you will see, were mistaken by the USA, back in the Cold War days, as missile silos!
It has been a long travel day. Tomorrow I shall have more to ...
... nice and his house was amazing and we played Xbox on his huge TV. He also treated for lunch which was nice :)" - Ryan
"Today we spent the day with a Chinese student. Mines had the exact same music taste as me - loved it! We went to his house and we made dumplings and tried them afterwards, they were great! Then we went a walk to a park then to a high street and ended up back at the dorms, just chatting with ...
... least bit bothered! The highlights of our flight to Xiamen - Mrs Bryce hoarded a dozen bananas and a Chinese man photobombed Kyle's selfie. As ever, we recieved a very warm welcome from our Xiamen hosts, and after feeding us we were taken on a shopping trip where our pupils got a chance to meet some of their Chinese counterparts. A different group of students accompanied us to a different mall on the second day - and unfortunately some encured the wrath of Mrs Bryce due to a last ...