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Travel Blogs from Xiamen
... of English. I have held so many children I have lost count, and I have posed with a toothless grinning woman well into her 90's that I had to hold her up for fear she may fall over!
I love coming to this country. It is vast. It is raw. It is unpredictable. It is unnerving. It is also one of the warmest places one can visit.
A few photos of some of those moments...
... city with a youthful vibe and energy.
Today I got up early and took a ferry out to Gulangyu to beat the crowds and the heat. The island, known also as, Piano Island, has no cars or motor bikes. A very welcome change. The estates, clubs, homes and tennis courts here were the playground of the rich and senior government staff from embassies. It is said each house had a piano, hence the name. Now the pianos are all together in a ...
Today the 9 hour train ride from Shanghai ended in the Taiwan Straight city of Xiamen, known as a romantic city on the sea. Indeed, after dropping my bags in a Home Inn that does welcome foreigners, I head to the Jimei school area in Xiamen, complete with a mini lake, dragon boats and pagodas for lovers to sit together and enjoy a warm evening.
The high school, university and beautiful grounds were given as a gift to China in this area in 1913 by ...
... to a shopping mall. Overall it was a good day" - Angus
"I had a very different day today. Its not every day you hang out with a Chinese family just being the only Brit. Although I soon began to realise that it wasnt that different. They were the exact same as me just in a Chinese sort of way. So I had a fabulous day, I visited a university, went for a meal, went shopping and even picked up some 'Scottish' rock, ...
The last few days have been a bit of a blur, and we have had limited access to Wifi, so here's a wee summary of our last few days.
"Our last day in Yuxi, it certainly didnt feel like that. First thing we ventured off to a sweet factory which made all sorts of fruit sweets. Second we had lunch on a giant spinny table - the biggest I've seen so far! Last of all we went back to the school for PE where we played football against the students" - BigStu
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