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Travel Blogs from Haikou
Gene and I got a call from Belinda this morning saying it was raining at the beach we all planned to go to this morning. So we made new plans. We didn't have to leave the hotel until noon, so I had a leisurely cup of Xinglong coffee in the lobby, reading. Belinda came by and we decided to have a girls day out. So we went shopping in a department …
Hainan is Belinda's hometown. It is an island in the South China Sea and is called the 'Hawaii of the East'. It's not industrial, but profits from agriculture and tourism. Many wealthy people buy their second home here to escape the cold winters. Sounds like Florida, doesn't it. Belinda said the local people are average people, and most spend their …
... his colleagues at the time had no sympathy for Mandela and labeled him as just another terrorist. He basically said, “If your people were being killed, would you not fight back? Did your grandparents and parents not randomly shoot black people in the street for no reason except the colour of their skin?” He told us that many people had said to him that, Mandela had an aura about him that it was almost spiritual. He was obviously skeptical. Then when he was assigned ...
... 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 ...