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... main halls which contain images of Buddha and a huge surrounding courtyard. Again, it is all very stark and utilitarian compared to cathedrals but very much in keeping with the peace and calm associated with Asian religion.
By this time, we had run out of time and had to make the dash back to the ship to make sure were arrived in time for the sailing. The visit to the market street would have been interesting though. Our drive ...
... my breath away. How many years ago had I read about the pink dolphins in China (called Chinese White Dolphins) and longed to see them - I don't know, but I had wanted to see them for so long. I fumbled around for my binoculars to see them closer up and it was really, really special. Although my hands were shaking so it was quite hard to hold the binoculars! No one else on the boat noticed them, and I didn't say anything - this moment was just for me. It's unexpected ...
... churches, and hospitals, turning the island into a common concession. The buildings are beautiful, and a large quantity of them have been well maintained. Narrow lanes, tropical trees and a warm climate mean lazy days wandering. The first day we were disappointed in the murkiness of the water at the little beaches, but this is China, and all waters here are polluted. The air quality wasn't fantastic either, which disappointed me. However, the next two days have been beautiful ...
... and Gravol helped, but after tossing and turning (literally) through the night, both of us were happy to reach port the next morning.
We hadn't heard of Xiamen ( pronounced something closer to Shamen) before it appeared on our itinerary, which is surprising as it is an active port city of over 3.5 million people. It ...
... night, this time we dined with Cheryl, her Dad Tom and her twins, William and Kate, lovely family from Melbourne. We had a great meal, lots of drinks and great company, we sat right at the front where everyone came into the dining room, so we all kept chatting to people we knew as they walked in and out, this was a great spot!!
After dinner, there was a production show so we all went to see it, but it had already started but what we saw was good.