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Travel Blogs from Longyan
... of English. I have held so many children I have lost count, and I have posed with a toothless grinning woman well into her 90's that I had to hold her up for fear she may fall over!
I love coming to this country. It is vast. It is raw. It is unpredictable. It is unnerving. It is also one of the warmest places one can visit.
A few photos of some of those moments...
... 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 ...
... at a viewpoint above them for a few photos and then I walked down a short path into the little village. This breathtakingly beautiful collection of roundhouses is again spoilt with amazing views out over the hills, filled with rice paddies and tea fields. Really bringing yourself to leave is a struggle, its just too nice sitting out on a ledge and watching either the countryside on one side or the people on the other.
I was back in the little town of Liulian ...
... dirty and for some reason or another, I discovered (not in a good way), you must bring your own tissue paper to the bathroom. Surprise, Justin!
The Tulou's were beautiful even if it was raining. It almost even added to the effect of the old culture. Some tulous have been remodeled and been made into hotels to include electricity. Others remain tattered and on their last breath.
The pictures will tell all. Take a ...
Went for a day trip to Yongding County some 3 hours drive west of Xiamen. This area is home to hundreds and hundreds of round and square mud houses, ranging in time from the 1300's all the way to the 1940's. In some cases up to 100 familys can live in one building which is split into different levels, the ground for cooking, ...
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