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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.
... with its tall modern buildings and busy traffic a very hazy kilometre away.
There is an art & design campus as well as a music campus located here - part of Xiamen University. I went in search of the art & design campus. Most impressive and welcoming.
Tonight, actually in 5 hours, I will be on an old style train on my way to Beijing. So this may be my last posting for a little while if the train has no WIFI.
... 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 ...
"We spent today with a Chinese student. I was paired with a boy called Turney but we went in a group with Kyle and Johnny, the boy he was paired with. We went for a bike ride near the beach and after Kyle had to buy a new tshirt because his was 'wringing with 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 ...
... 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 ...