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Travel Blogs from Haikou
On our final day of our trip, Belinda woke us early in the morning to tell us the prediction for the day was rain, canceling our trip to the beach. We got to sleep later. It also gave me time to work on my pictures and blog.
After breakfast Joan and Belinda went shopping and Joan came back with a new hat and gifts for Connor and Conner's sister. (Later in the day, Belinda asked us to give the
baby an English name so we suggested Maggie and they liked ...
... new word in Chinese today, 'Feng Le', which means 'Crazy'. This is the word he uses to describe the driving in Sanya, Hainan. On the way to Haikou, we were stopped at an intersection for a red light. There was a street cleaner in the center of the road who stepped in front of the stopped cars to sweep the street on our side. The motor scooters to the right of us were all going through the red light, crossing in front of us, to turn left. I asked Belinda if the scooters don't have ...
... The ocean was roaring in the background and fireworks were shot off. It was quit an evening. Thanks Belinda and Harry.
The streets are filled with people, mostly eating. The cuisine is a lot different here than in Liuzhou. It is not as spicy. The island gets by on growing food and tourism. There were big trucks lined up for blocks waiting to fill up with fruits and vegetables that will be shipped to the northern part of mainland China.
... if not intermediate to advanced English. With a few exceptions here,
we were lucky to get more than hello, I don’t say English. The problem of the
day was the air-conditioning. The cooling system was set to 18 Celsius but the
room would not drop below 24 no matter how long we left it on. Using our Chinese
translation app, and the help of an American staying on site who speaks
mandarin, we were able to inform the staff of our issue. They showed us a ...
... There is a train at 18:40 this evening.
Me: um, I don’t understand.
She: Do you want two tickets?
Me: I guess I do.
Judy: Do you have the address for the hotel?
Me: Yes, I took a screen shot of the booking.
Judy: Ok, show the taxi guy.
Me: I can’t because my stupid phone won’t show the shot.