Travel Blogs from Zhangzhou
... am used to being looked at differently when I come to China. I rarely notice it any more. But at times on this trip, it became a bit overwhelming. One such place was Xilin Hot in Inner Mongolia! I could not go more than 5 feet without another group of giggling locals shyly coming up and wanting me in a photo with them! I have had parents push shy kids towards me to practice a ...
... city with a youthful vibe and energy.
Today I got up early and took a ferry out to Gulangyu to beat the crowds and the heat. The island, known also as, Piano Island, has no cars or motor bikes. A very welcome change. The estates, clubs, homes and tennis courts here were the playground of the rich and senior government staff from embassies. It is said each house had a piano, hence the name. Now the pianos are all together in a ...
... detail, colour and vibrancy. If you are considering a China trip, you must add Fujian to the list. Start by staying in Xiamen, then take the two hour bus (or 1/2 hour train if you can book it) to Nanjing Country, west of Zhengzhou, then a 1/2 hour cab ride to the Tianluokeng Tulou cluster of houses. Try to stay a few days, sip tea with the locals and learn about life in this unique setting. You will find it hard to leave once you make a connection with the ...
... Geng. Geng was born here but made his fortune in rubber in Singapore. At the time, he felt the people of this area needed a central education facility.
I will only be here this one night before a bit of travel tomorrow to live in the round houses of the Hakka ethnic minority. The round houses, as you will see, were mistaken by the USA, back in the Cold War days, as missile silos!
It has been a long travel day. Tomorrow I shall have more to ...
"We spent today with a Chinese student. I was paired with a boy called Turney but we went in a group with Kyle and Johnny, the boy he was paired with. We went for a bike ride near the beach and after Kyle had to buy a new tshirt because his was 'wringing with sweat'. After lunch at McDonalds we went shopping and the four of us bought vuvuzelas, much to the annoyance of the people in Xiamen! All in all, I really enjoyed the ...
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