Crowne Plaza Hotel Paragon Xiamen
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
TripAdvisor Reviews Crowne Plaza Hotel Paragon Xiamen
Travel Blogs from Xiamen
... a full range of fresh vegetable and fruit produce and meats – both live and butchered.
Again, in the way of Asia, housewives buy meals each day and fresh cuts of meat, fish and poultry are laid out on tables in the open air for sale. Our Western standards of refrigeration do not apply and the local folks seem none the worse for this "appalling" lack of WHS and food standards !!
Back on the buses at 12 noon ...
... the long weekend, I headed to a new province with quite ambitious ideas of all the things I wanted to do in those 3 days. Friday night I got on an overnight, 8 hour train to Yongding, to see the tulous in the southwestern Fujian countryside - tulous are big buildings, normally circular or square, with several floors, that whole clans of people in this area used to live in to protect themselves from bandits and wild animals. Some still live in this way and now depend ...
... jumped up and down along the keyboard and obviously had fun. This is a tourist destination for Chinese. Chinese don't like brown skin. To them, it shows that you are poor, having to work in the fields. And so they cover up as much of their body as they can. And so to the silly hat brigade. We have never seen so many men wearing women's sun hats. You know, the ones with pretty pink lace, flowers and veils on them. I have wanted to take photos, but am too polite. It has, however, ...
... houses for their outstanding selection of Chinese teas. One thing that became obvious quickly inside the real China is that English speaking people, outside major hotels, is hard to find so it is often a very amusing interaction as you negotiate prices in the side streets.
Overall we were extremely impressed at how advanced, clean and developed Xiamen is relative to both our expectations.
Back to the South China Sea for a full day at sea on to Shanghai! ...
... for a bit and as we were heading back to the bus, we saw little sand crabs so we squatted and watched them move around, the beach here has a fair amount of rubbish lying near the waters edge, I wouldn't liked to had swum here! Near the exit to where we had to meet, we bought a sugar donut thing but it wasn't soft, it was like a chorro stick but harder. Back on the bus and this time heading for the pedestrian shopping street, yahoo!! We had 1 hour and 10 minutes ...