Xiamen Gulangyu Sea View Hotel
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... 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 ...
... nice and his house was amazing and we played Xbox on his huge TV. He also treated for lunch which was nice :)" - Ryan
"Today we spent the day with a Chinese student. Mines had the exact same music taste as me - loved it! We went to his house and we made dumplings and tried them afterwards, they were great! Then we went a walk to a park then to a high street and ended up back at the dorms, just chatting with ...
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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