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Travel Blogs from Haikou
... much better.
Arrival is at unpleasant 5:30 in the morning but don't worry that you might miss the arrival you don't need to set your alarm, they make sure you wake up even with earplugs, I can promise you!
Unfortunately a few days later I lost my camera so there is not many good pictures from this part of the trip. See the next entry on how to get from Behai to Hanoi.
... bill would have been at least $280.
We quizzed Yuan about prisons in China. In the U.S. our
recidivism is well over 50%. Yuan laughed and said very few come back. He said
many of the crimes involved violence and the prisoners don’t want to come back
so the number is very low. He said at his prison the emphasis is on training
them in some kind of a trade. They work in factories, while in prison.
When we got back from lunch we headed ...
... prison after they are released. Yuan said almost none. They don't want to come back. Gene said in the States over 50% return and of all the industrialized countries in the world the United States has the most prisoners per person. Most crimes committed in America are drug related. Just Gene, myself, Louis and Belinda ate lunch with Yuan. We drove back to the hotel and picked up the rest of the family to head back to Haikou for our last night in Hainan. It was a four hour drive so ...
... beaches and the ocean.In the first scene, about 100 performers opened giant umbrellas and moved them in a synchronized fashion. The lighting on top of them made the whole thing look beautiful.
Projectors made the surface look like the ocean. All of the sudden, green heads appeared and then green men. One green man had a golf club. Then somehow the whole surface filled up with water and there was synchronized splashing by about ...
... 2 lane roads, but that
didn’t stop our driver from passing massive semis on the right hand side.
Clutching for dear life in the back of the car with no seatbelts, Matt and I
kept our eyes shut for the vast majority of the ride. We are convinced that the
driving test here is just laying down on the car horn to make sure you have the
upper arm strength to do so quickly, continuously, and quite often for no
reason what so ever.