Herton Seaview Hotel
Travel Blogs from Sanya
So apparently Sanya is the 'Hawaii of China.' Seeing as neither of us have been to Hawaii, we liken it more to the 'Mount Maunganui of China.' Imagine The Mount, with its numerous high-rise apartments and hotels, but with less surf, less Kiwis and significantly more Chinese (and Russians!) Dadonghai Bay is about 3km southeast of the city centre and …
... out, he threw the 40 yuan at the cabbie and we ran into the train station, with
him shouting after us. We refuse to be scammed!
The train journey back was uneventful, and
the rain spoilt the beautiful scenery we had enjoyed on our way to Sanya. When
we returned to our room, housekeeping had taken all of our clothes we had left
scattered all over the room, and folded them into nice piles and placed them at
the bottom of our bed. ...
... heavy that the roads started to flood, and matt and I found
ourselves in ankle deep puddles trying to find the shopping center. We were too
close to the shops and taxis were refusing to give us a lift, as the distance
wasn’t great enough.
We finally arrived at the shopping center,
and hung out by the hand dryers in the toilets for a good fifteen minutes. Once
we felt our clothes were damp, not drenched, we started shopping. The ...
... is huge!!
Since this was off season, it was not too busy and we had no problem getting
into restaurants for dinner without making reservations.
The beach was disappointing for 2 reasons. One was the beach in front of the hotel was clean
and maintained but once past the resort, not so much-garbage, bottles, broken
glass littered the sand. It did not make walking the surf very enjoyable. The second reason was ...
Following on the heels of my Daddy's trip to China, I left for Sanya. Literally--on the heels. Well, at least I think 15 hours constitutes "on the heels." Sometimes the English language is truly perplexing. For example, I recently had to explain to Helen (Chinese colleague) what the phrase "went to town" means. As in, on of my learners "went to town" with her cookie icing. Helen wanted to know why a child would take her icing into a town. That's a ...