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... am used to being looked at differently when I come to China. I rarely notice it any more. But at times on this trip, it became a bit overwhelming. One such place was Xilin Hot in Inner Mongolia! I could not go more than 5 feet without another group of giggling locals shyly coming up and wanting me in a photo with them! I have had parents push shy kids towards me to practice a ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... Scotland when its practically in China eh!" - Carla
"Today I cycled along the beach with Johnny, the Chinese student I was paired with. We went shopping, went for lunch and walked for ages! Had such a good!" - Kyley
"today i met with my Chinese student partner, at first i was dreading it as he was wearing zebra camo boots and trousers that looks like they belonged on MC Hammer but it turned out okay as ...
... lunch - individual hot pots and the Mother of All Spinny Tables! (which included the option of cooking some prawns that were still kicking! You can imagine how delighted the kids were(!)) We then had some time at the school, teachers met with Qingli and the head teacher Mr Xue while the pupils enjoyed a game of football - in the rain which they won 9-5 well done guys and gals! Some of us managed to wake up at 4 in the morning for the first match of the World Cup and some of us were ...