Travel Blogs from Xiamen, China

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Fujian - the homeland..., Xiamen, China travel blog

Fujian - the homeland...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... China, as it is such a common place achievement, only gloom and rain await. On the gloomiest day in the history of China, my first in Xiamen, I manage to find my hostel on the small island of Gulang Yu and enjoy a hot shower which is undoubtedly Top 5 ...

Straight To Wok With....., Xiamen, China travel blog

Straight To Wok With.....

A travel blog entry by emmaandemma

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...   We are in Xiamen now, very close to our last entry, on the map, but not the same place, a whole different island. Xiamen used to be called Amoy, like the range of cooking sauces and noodles in the UK, hence blog name... We managed to get ...

Xiamen, Xiamen, China travel blog

Xiamen

A travel blog entry by tavini

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... is relatively clean and one can actually see the skyline on most days. Trust us: that's an achievement in ChinaXiamen itself is relatively pleasant, though somewhat characterless like most Chinese cities. There's little of its historical past that ...

Helloooooo – Josh here, Shuangshi Middle School - Xiamen, China travel blog

Helloooooo – Josh here

A travel blog entry by boness-academy

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18th Xiamen day 2, Shuangshi Middle School - Xiamen, China travel blog

18th Xiamen day 2

A travel blog entry by boness-academy

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18th Xiamen day 2 Mrs Bryce again came knocking on my door at 8.am – this time I did not hear the school bell for wake up and I think I slept the whole night. Again – with all the grace of a baby elephant I stumbled out my mosquito ...

Historic Xiamen, Xiamen, China travel blog

Historic Xiamen

A travel blog entry by voyager-sue

3/24/2007 Xiamen, ...

Relaxing in Xiamen, Xiamen, China travel blog

Relaxing in Xiamen

A travel blog entry by kevandhazel

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... were for sure allowed and so was spitting on the floor. The island itself hadn't much to offer besides an abundance of souvenir stalls and restaurants. All in all Xiamen is a pleasant city with a nice and large pedestrian area and was worthwhile a visit. ...

Xiamen (Amoy), Xiamen, China travel blog

Xiamen (Amoy)

A travel blog entry by alexandvic

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... only displayed as delayed in Chinese characters! On getting off the train we also got help from a guy travelling to Cambodia via Xiamen and Bangkok - he was a Shanghai student and gave up some of his time to asking for directions to our hostel in ...

Our final watch on board S/Y Jennifer, Xiamen, China travel blog

Our final watch on board S/Y Jennifer

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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... ourselves anchored amongst other quarantined vessels on the edges of the ports busy shipping lanes. The brightly colored lights of Xiamen are clearly visible but inaccessible. Whilst provisions are running low this should be our last night on board S/Y ...

Sorry for the delay!, Shuangshi Middle School - Xiamen, China travel blog

Sorry for the delay!

A travel blog entry by boness-academy

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Hi Folks - sorry for the delay uploading the last few days.  Tonight is the first night that I have had access to the internet for several days.  On top of that, I stupidly left the laptop on the bus today! - I blame the heat!!! over ...

Trouble in Xiamen, Xiamen, China travel blog

Trouble in Xiamen

A travel blog entry by waynedale

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... cities like Beijing and Shanghai were out of the question and besides, I was looking for somewhere I little more laid back. I chose Xiamen in Fujian province. I arrived at Xiamen Airport after a brief transfer from Hong Kong and took a taxi to the hotel ...

ONE YEAR!!!, Xiamen, China travel blog

ONE YEAR!!!

A travel blog entry by buzzoftheredbee

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... year!!!! I have grown a lot over the year. I have made many friends and visited many places! I can't believe I have been in China for a year!!! I must thank the Lord for getting me through all the hard times and the good times as well. I look ...

Last day on beautiful Piano Island, Xiamen, China travel blog

Last day on beautiful Piano Island

A travel blog entry by raymondc

... cultural artifacts, more stone art, a couple of organs, including a huge pipe organ, and a "gift room" displaying gifts to Xiamen from countries all over the world. There didn't seem to be anything from Australia, though New Zealand was well represented. ...

Our Day with Our Hosts!, Xiamen, China travel blog

Our Day with Our Hosts!

A travel blog entry by boness-academy

... sweat'. After lunch at McDonalds we went shopping and the four of us bought vuvuzelas, much to the annoyance of the people in Xiamen! All in all, I really enjoyed the day and wouldnt mind doing something like that again in the future" - Gregor "Today I ...

Cantankerous train man, En-route to Xiamen, China travel blog

Cantankerous train man

A travel blog entry by cutiebanana

... and valleys, down down into the south.      After about thirty-three hours on the train, as Xiamen rapidly approached, there was suddenly a great flurry of activity amongst the train attendants.  As if possessed by great and ...

We should have learned Chinese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Xiamen, China travel blog

We should have learned Chinese!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by reaandtim

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... and ambassadors for their country. They took us to buy our train tickets...had they not done that, we'd likely have stayed in Xiamen for our entire 8 months...(Remember, we don't speak Chinese...this seemed to be a very big issue in Xiamen.) Gu and Leo, ...

sing us a song piano man, Xiamen, China travel blog

sing us a song piano man

A travel blog entry by aussiepanda

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... on the open deck above us. First crashes were before 5 and then on and off for next hour and a bit. We sailed in to Xiamen and watched from our window and were docked at just after 6, an hour early. Surprised Al with my brekkie of fruit, yoghurt and ...

Amoy, Xiamen, Fujian, China travel blog

Amoy

A travel blog entry by ataritouchme

We have long wanted to go to Xiamen, but it turns out that the real destinations in Fujian are near Xiamen--the city itself has a kind of cool feel to it, and the da pan ji was delicious (the only time I've ever had good da pan ji away from NW China), but ...

Europe Jr., Gulangyu, Fujian, China travel blog

Europe Jr.

A travel blog entry by ataritouchme

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This island, a five-minute ferry ride off the coast of Xiamen, was amazing. There wasn't actually much to do there, and it was pretty touristy. But to walk around this place was wonderful--very much like Macau (where we went on the last trip), but ...

XICF Retreat, Xiamen, Zhangzhou, China travel blog

XICF Retreat

A travel blog entry by buzzoftheredbee

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In April XICF went on a Retreat to Volcano Island...  It was a very pretty place. There was a big cafe and meeting hall. There was enough room for all the people who came. If I hadn't had so much to do... I would have been sooo relaxed. I ...

Xiamen - Day 1, Shuangshi Middle School - Xiamen, China travel blog

Xiamen - Day 1

A travel blog entry by boness-academy

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... and never did an air conditioned coach feel so welcoming.  From the bus the guide told us about the history of the fort and Xiamen itself.  I turned round to see how everyone was and most were having a wee nap – it is no wonder as the ...

Tea time, Xiamen, China travel blog

Tea time

A travel blog entry by coralee

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Have been in Fujian for the past couple of days. On the first night I stayed in a round house, which is where the Hakka and Minnan live. It was a really interesting building and we went around and had a tour of a few other roundhouses, which was really ...

Meet Mr Masaji, Xiamen, China travel blog

Meet Mr Masaji

A travel blog entry by raymondc

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... check accommodation possibilities for the last night, but we didn't make it to the end of Zhongshan Lu, the fascinating street in downtown Xiamen that leads to the ferry. In particular we saw DVD shops. We had already decided we were not going to buy any ...

The Xaimen Adventure Begins - Mrs Bryce, Xaimen Airport, China travel blog

The Xaimen Adventure Begins - Mrs Bryce

A travel blog entry by boness-academy

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Prisoners in a distant land, Xiamen, China travel blog

Prisoners in a distant land

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

... (it would have been illegal and dangerous) dinner was a modest affair consisting of muesli and crackers. The bright lights of Xiamen beckoned but once again remained unattainable. I was reminded of the story told of Alcatraz at New Years Eve. With the ...

The Wonder of Xiamen... and Gulangyu Island, Xiamen, China travel blog

The Wonder of Xiamen... and Gulangyu Island

A travel blog entry by buzzoftheredbee

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... got home to Ningde, my bosses uncles took us home!             Greta and I had a wonderful time in Xiamen and Gulangyu. If ever you get a chance to come to China, Xiamen is a wonderful place to ...

Hi there – Caitlin and Jessica here!, Shuangshi Middle School - Xiamen, China travel blog

Hi there – Caitlin and Jessica here!

A travel blog entry by boness-academy

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Yesterday was the last night staying in Yuxi. We're currently waiting in the airport as our flight has been delayed for 2 hours.  ...

Oh Hi :D Drew here!, Shuangshi Middle School - Xiamen, China travel blog

Oh Hi :D Drew here!

A travel blog entry by boness-academy

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Oh Hi :D Drew here! ...

Little green men, Xiamen, China travel blog

Little green men

A travel blog entry by jamesh1066

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Returning to Shanghai Hongqiao station we are reminded that as in Xiamen a green light for pedestrians does not provide for unencumbered road crossing. In reality, it advises drivers that as they habitually ignore the red light they will also have to ...

Ice cream in January, Xiamen-Gulangyu, China travel blog

Ice cream in January

A travel blog entry by cutiebanana

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Gulangyu enchants.  Quiet narrow "streets"...walkways, rather, meander here and there shaded by hanging branches.  There are no cars and few sounds of machinery.  At night most businesses were closed and dark.  As we wandered up and ...

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