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... 8220;But for you I give special deal..1800 Yuan” (still well over $300). “No way that is crazy!” “OK then 1500 Yuan”, “Nope…200 Yuan” (less than $40). “No, no, no not enough. You give me your best price”. “ I will give you 200 and that is it” I hold out 2 x 100 Yuan bills…” Take it that is all I am giving you” as I start to walk away…”Ok, Ok”. I take my stuff and am ...
... around 3 days. It is supposed to be a return cruise but I guess you can get off in Hanoi and then just don't get on board again. Be fair and inform the crew so they don't start looking for you.
So since that was out of budget for us, I tell you the shortest way via mainland china we did.
1. ISLAND TRAIN
The train Sanya to Haikou takes about 2hrs and there are ...
... sign for any type of food or drink. Here was this sign in English no less.
When we found the café, it was in the shape of a windmill; maybe the only
windmill of its type in all of China. We sat down and had a very good
cappuccino. Here we were with nothing around but this beautiful windmill, coffee
Along the way we gave Connor his present of some miniature
trucks and a plane. Never did I see a child any happier with a present. He ...
... 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 ...
... Haikou and then we are going to travel on to explore the island. Belinda's cousin Harry, who is a tour guide, is taking us around.
Tonight we went to see an outdoor performance called Impressions of Hainan. We were accompanied by Belinda's mom and dad, Harry and his wife, their two children and Harry's mother in-law. Harry's children are Connor, about 4 and the baby who is less than a year.
The performance is hard to describe. ...