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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 …
... sign for any type of food or drink. Here was this sign in English no less.
When we found the café, it was in the shape of a windmill; maybe the only
windmill of its type in all of China. We sat down and had a very good
cappuccino. Here we were with nothing around but this beautiful windmill, coffee
Along the way we gave Connor his present of some miniature
trucks and a plane. Never did I see a child any happier with a present. He ...
We are off for National Day so Belinda, Lewis, Joan and I decided to fly to Hainan Island. Hainan is considered the Hawaii of China. Many wealthy people from northern China vacation here in the winter. It is also the place where Belinda was born and where her parents live. We left Liuzhou about 9:40 AM. Our flight was uneventful, taking about one hour.
We arrived at the capital of Hainan which is Haikou. We are only going to spend on day ...
... if not intermediate to advanced English. With a few exceptions here,
we were lucky to get more than hello, I don’t say English. The problem of the
day was the air-conditioning. The cooling system was set to 18 Celsius but the
room would not drop below 24 no matter how long we left it on. Using our Chinese
translation app, and the help of an American staying on site who speaks
mandarin, we were able to inform the staff of our issue. They showed us a ...