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... I wish you were there) We had clams, shrimp, crabs, whole fish, and oysters. (We also asked Belinda what something else was and she said, "You know it has eight arms." We were hoping that was squid.) We also had sticky rice with coconut. Everything was alive and cooked at our table. There was a big pot
of boiling water that we dumped the clams, crabs, and shrimp. It was quite a
feast. Along with this we had wine coolers. We figured if we were in the United
... for red lights and she said they do, but don't do it. When the light turned green, the street cleaner stopped and went back to the center of the road. In Liuzhou (pronounced Lou Joe), the motor scooters have a lane on the right side of the road to drive on. Not in Sanya. The scooters drive on the roads and sidewalks. So when you're walking on the sidewalks you're dodging scooters! Pedestrians do not have the right of way! By this time Gene was getting a little slap happy and put ...
... and then we are going to travel on to explore the island. Belinda's cousin Harry, who is a tour guide, is taking us around.
Tonight we went to see an outdoor performance called Impressions of Hainan. We were accompanied by Belinda's mom and dad, Harry and his wife, their two children and Harry's mother in-law. Harry's children are Connor, about 4 and the baby who is less than a year.
The performance is hard to describe. ...
... ve become masters of
charades attempting to explain what we need to non English speakers), we were
moved to a nicer place with mister and mister sinks and mirrors. We then set
off to explore the grounds, and found there are a variety of activities on site
including horseback riding. Nearing the pool we decided to have a little late
night dip and discovered that the aquarium was in fact a full body fish therapy
pond. I jumped in without thinking and ...
... old administrative city and in 1926, Haikou overtook Qiongshan in population in the 1930s after it was declared a separate administrative county.
Haikou was developed as a port during the Sino-Japanese War (1937–45) when the Japanese invaded and occupied Hainan Island from early 1939 to 1945.
Old Haikou (the oldest buildings in the area) ...