Gulangyu International Youth Hostel
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... for us to make friends with students our age, and a place for native Chinese speakers to come and practice their English (it's a win-win). One week, I was standing talking to a group of about 6 people about the best foods to eat here in Xiamen when a male student came up to the group. He promptly asked me what I am studying here, I responded International Politics, and he immediately retorted, "I do not think it is fitting for a woman to study that." Now, ...
... the fact that the shower is right in the bathroom, and you have to turn on the hot water 10 minutes before you get in. It's the way the streets smell, the beds are about as soft as the ground, that all the drinks have chunks in them, and that I have to think about how to say good morning and it takes me too long to do it.
China is amazing, but ...
Sorry - we fell off the radar a little in the last couple of days.This entry is basically to drop a pin on the map for Xiamen. Outstanding Hotel. Awesome party on the final night in China. The Hotel Bar staff didn't know what hit them when we all arrived and started ordering rounds of 10 beers - 10 pizzas - bottles of wine - half bottles ...
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.