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Travel Blogs from Ningde
... into the countryside. I saw my first rice paddies with water buffalo and the people plowing through 2 feet of mud. There were Peking duck farms and banana groves. Everything is exactly as you see it on the National Geo shows. I don't know how they do it. China is a variety of contrasts...but many people are quite poor, living in rough conditions. Once we arrived in (I don't know!!!!!) but we all piled into a party bus, for lack of another term and off to the sea we went. It ...
My last proper stop (Fuzhou doesn't really count as I was only there for a night awaiting my flight out the next day) on the trip down the coast was the little town [population only a couple of million] of Ningde. I'm not really sure why I chose to visit this place, it certainly doesn't feature in any guidebooks and information on the internet in English is sparse at best. Nevertheless, it was about midway down the coast from Fuding to Fuzhou ...
... temple and the people
that lived there. We got to see a lot of interesting people while on
After our fun hike we went out for lunch... to
On my last day in
Ningde I relaxed and enjoyed time packing.
…. I had to stand on the train ride home for three hours…. Squished
to the entrance/exit doors… not so fun.
Had a good time :D ...
Tomorrow I leave for Xiamen, Fujian, China. I have accepted a job to teach ESOL to local schools and to also teach foreign children (Americans/Canadians/Australians) also! I have signed up for a five month contract. I hope my experience in Xiamen will be as "amazing" as my one in ...
... myself privilege to live in a smaller city in China. I have gotten to experience so many things that others do not get to see, hear, smell, sing to, dance to, or live with. When I traveled to Hong Kong I thought it was a beautiful and big city, but, it was like other big cities I have seen. If anything Hong Kong reminds me of New York City, USA. Shenzhen was a smaller city then Hong Kong, but it still had many foreigner attractions... I would also ...