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Travel Blogs from Haikou
... three occasions Lewis came within about an inch of hitting a car or a pole. As
far as I could tell (and I can’t tell very well) I never heard him curse one
time. It was quite a driving performance.
When we got to the pier, it had turned out to be a beautiful day. To get to the restaurant we had to get a ride in a small dinghy. We ate at an open-air restaurant looking out on the bay.
Lewis ordered about every seafood dish you could think of. ...
... for Connor and I got something for baby girl. When we got back to the hotel Belinda told us we were meeting a friend of hers for lunch. This was a primary school classmate who used to sit behind her in school. His name is Yuan. She hasn't seen him for seven years. We met him at a seaside restaurant for a fresh fish lunch. We all took a small boat out to the restaurant and had a hot pot lunch of many fish delicacies. The shrimp, crab and clams were still alive when brought to ...
We are off for National Day so Belinda, Lewis, Joan and I decided to fly to Hainan Island. Hainan is considered the Hawaii of China. Many wealthy people from northern China vacation here in the winter. It is also the place where Belinda was born and where her parents live. We left Liuzhou about 9:40 AM. Our flight was uneventful, taking about one hour.
We arrived at the capital of Hainan which is Haikou. We are only going to spend on day ...
... br> takeoff to landing. Once departing the plane it was quite apparent why this
island is called the eastern Hawaii. The entire airport was open aired and
there were coconut trees as far as the eye could see. We pushed past the
hounding unlicensed cabbies trying to lure us into their cars with promises of
good prices to the queue for a proper taxi. Our journey would only be about
2miles and we had read that cab drivers here were not as friendly or honest ...
... honor. Next to the memorial is ‘Official Su's Temple’ in memory of the great poet and writer, Su Dongpo (who was also banished to Hainan) and his son Su Guo.
The temple was built around 1590 AD, during the reign of Emperor Wanli in the Ming Dynasty. It has since been rebuilt during the reign of Emperor Guangxu in the Qing Dynasty and has ...