Hainan Airlines Mingguang Hotel
Travel Blogs from Haikou
... It was about 170 miles from Sanya. Sanya is at the southern end of the island and Haikou is at the north end. On the way, we went by Xinlong, famous for its coffee, Joan and Belinda wanted to stop and have a coffee break, but we passed the exit before we realized it. We figured no coffee.
All of the sudden, out of nowhere we saw a sign for a café featuring Xinlong coffee. It
was a coffee miracle. Nowhere along the expressway, in all of Hainan, did I ...
... for red lights and she said they do, but don't do it. When the light turned green, the street cleaner stopped and went back to the center of the road. In Liuzhou (pronounced Lou Joe), the motor scooters have a lane on the right side of the road to drive on. Not in Sanya. The scooters drive on the roads and sidewalks. So when you're walking on the sidewalks you're dodging scooters! Pedestrians do not have the right of way! By this time Gene was getting a little slap happy and put ...
... 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. ...
... The front
lobby was massive and open aired. The staff pointed out to us on the map where
everything was on the resort including the three restaraunts and pools. The
staffs English though was a bit rough around the edges and some things were not
very clearly explained. Like the "aquarium by the pool". We got to our room, to
find there were two beds… going through the awkward grunts and gestures to
explain we did in fact want one big bed to share ...
Now For a Bit of Haikou History
Located at the North of Hainan is the islands capital, Haikou city and with an estimated population of one million eight hundred thousand it is easily the largest city on the island. Named ‘Haikoupu’ in ancient times, during the Ming Dynasty, it was fortified as ‘Haikousuo’.