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... back at the ship at 1:30pm in time for sailing and a late lunch.
Washing and ironing time to fill out the afternoon.
5 O'Clock WineO’clock on the balcony and then on to dinner in Pacific Moon. These afternoons at sea on fine afternoons are just magic - sun setting in the west, calm seas, light breeze and you can see forever. The company and the wine are good too !!
Dinner provided a surprise – we had ...
... views of Xiamen and the temple below. As it got dark, I explored Xiamen University. Couldn't see much of a difference between it and universities in England, but it was a pretty walk around the lake. For dinner I tried the Xiamen speciality which is basically sandworms in jelly. Wasn't keen on the jelly but the worms were OK - didn't taste of much but you could kind of tell they were good for you... weird.
The next day, I only had until about lunchtime before I had ...
... number of pianos on it. There is an amazing piano museum, which I am sure Nick's father would love. I wasn't allowed to take photos, but it was a fantastic collection. There was even a corner piano. I imagine you would have to cross your hands over to play it. Continuing the musical theme, a chinaman living in Australia is determined to create the largest organ museum in the world. Again, the collection was amazing. The only thing lacking in both these museums, ironically, was music. ...
... houses for their outstanding selection of Chinese teas. One thing that became obvious quickly inside the real China is that English speaking people, outside major hotels, is hard to find so it is often a very amusing interaction as you negotiate prices in the side streets.
Overall we were extremely impressed at how advanced, clean and developed Xiamen is relative to both our expectations.
Back to the South China Sea for a full day at sea on to Shanghai! ...
... actually cross the road, well that was fun!!! We managed to not be run down by pushbikes, motorbikes, cars, taxis, buses and trucks!! And I forgot all the pedestrians that just barge through anyway!
Once we got to the Temple entrance, our tour leader said we could either do our own thing or he will explain along the way so we decided that would be better. The first area had a few ponds and they had fish and so many turtles of all sizes. The first main ...
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