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Travel Blogs from Xiamen
... of English. I have held so many children I have lost count, and I have posed with a toothless grinning woman well into her 90's that I had to hold her up for fear she may fall over!
I love coming to this country. It is vast. It is raw. It is unpredictable. It is unnerving. It is also one of the warmest places one can visit.
A few photos of some of those moments...
... Walking through the museum was quite interesting, but I believe, I count myself among them, more of a relief from the searing heat of mid day!
Walking the streets it is not hard to see the beauty of the architecture which often is a hybrid of European and Chinese design. Today, most of these homes have become hotels and guest houses. One can stay here, but keep in mind, you will have to drag your luggage to your hotel! That is, ...
... Geng. Geng was born here but made his fortune in rubber in Singapore. At the time, he felt the people of this area needed a central education facility.
I will only be here this one night before a bit of travel tomorrow to live in the round houses of the Hakka ethnic minority. The round houses, as you will see, were mistaken by the USA, back in the Cold War days, as missile silos!
It has been a long travel day. Tomorrow I shall have more to ...
... to a shopping mall. Overall it was a good day" - Angus
"I had a very different day today. Its not every day you hang out with a Chinese family just being the only Brit. Although I soon began to realise that it wasnt that different. They were the exact same as me just in a Chinese sort of way. So I had a fabulous day, I visited a university, went for a meal, went shopping and even picked up some 'Scottish' rock, ...
... lunch - individual hot pots and the Mother of All Spinny Tables! (which included the option of cooking some prawns that were still kicking! You can imagine how delighted the kids were(!)) We then had some time at the school, teachers met with Qingli and the head teacher Mr Xue while the pupils enjoyed a game of football - in the rain which they won 9-5 well done guys and gals! Some of us managed to wake up at 4 in the morning for the first match of the World Cup and some of us were ...
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