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Had a lazy day today staying around the Hotel Indigo. We walked down Zhongshan Lu and had lunch at Aijsen Ramen, one of our favourite Japanese restaurant chains. We then wandered back to the hotel and had afternoon tea sitting up in the restaurant area overlooking the harbour and Gulangyu Island, unfortunately not warm or nice enough to sit outside.
We took a 30 minute taxi ride out to the Jimei Educational Village, a suburb of Xiamen with a lovely university campus and more colonial buildings.
Came back to the harbour area of Xiamen and wandered down Zhonghsan Lu Walking Street and then took a detour through little market areas. Met a lovely Chinese girl and her brother at the Church, where a Chinese Christian wedding ceremony was just about to begin.
... one has her paw on a baby lion and the male his paw on a ball - want a pair to guard our house! The temple buildings had high wooden thresholds to clamber over- this country is not for the disabled as all the temples and gardens have lots of steps. The higher the threshold the more important the building. In the gardens were some lovely ancient stone statues of lions, cats and horses. I like the turtles holding up columns. Turtles are ...
... came out and walked through a street market and then came back to the hotel area and had a cocktail at Le Vue overlooking the harbour.
Unfortunately I have not been feeling too good the last couple of days as I had a sore throat yesterday and a hacking cough and headache today. I hope it is going to pass over.
... with Ronald MacDonald a western girl stopped to ask us if we would like a photo of both of us. This is the first western face we have seen on the island. We stopped to chat. She is a 20 year old student, Shanna, studying English Literature and Mandarin at Leeds University. She is over here in Shanghai for 6 months and had started traveling on her own to explore China. ...