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... were overpriced and getting polluted by hordes of Chinese tourists with their littering habits. Almost every Chinese travelers and staff working at hostels gave that feedback. I also got myself a local mobile phone card for making local calls while in China - my iPhone was still on my Singapore line for urgent calls from home. Anyway, the first day was mainly administrative since Hai Dian Island was not a tourist place, so most of the activities here were mostly for the ...
So we arrived in Haikou at about 1am, we had been told on the ferry by some lads that there was a train at 2am and 4am to Sanya but it was a slow train that would take around 7 hours. We didn't mind though and so headed out into Haikou to find a taxi.
We were both immensely upset that it was raining as we got off the ferry as we had expected a week of glorious sunshine - but it stopped pretty quickly and the heat hit us.
By this ...
... building. A rather large rat ran towards us, away from the hotel, which didn't inspire me with confidence. Neither did the passive-aggressive night porter/security guard who threw some keys at us, took our money and barked "tomorrow" at us in Chinese when we suggested (via pidgin Mandarin and hand gestures) that he might like to give us some change and/or a receipt. As it turned out the next day we ...
... nice just to chill at the beach and have nothing to do for a while until getting the bus up here.
So now after four months I'm leaving China at last but I definately plan on coming back at some stage and even though I'm sad to leave China, I can't wait for Vietnam.
If China has given me anything it's been good jokes with this being my personal favourite:
What did the Chinese janitor say when he jumped out of the closet?
... me for the book. Could not really take it back so said I hope she enjoys it........damn, that was my last book, hoping I can find one in Beijing. I'm never without a book......this is not good.....Rob was smiling when she left and was all like "she was playing Stupid Chinese". What ever.
We are off to Beijing in the morning- Sharon ordered 2 taxi's for us to be here at 6:00AM for an 8:00 AM 3 1/2 hour flight.