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Travel Blogs from Haikou
I did not have time to finish my blog, so here is the condensed version of the last couple of days:
It has been a crazy busy few days. No time to eat or think. The sleep thing is getting better. Waking up at 5am instead of 4 is always good.
It's the dreaded medical day. No food or drink this morning, fasting time! Most of the candidates are weeded out at this step. The Chinese medical is at the level of astronaut! Blood, urine, EEC, EKG, eyes, ears nose throat, HIV, ...
... having planned enough time for trips to the islands center.
2. FERRY HAIKOU - BEHAI
It takes about 30 min by taxi from the train station to the ferry docs. To buy a ticket for the overnight ferry can get a bit difficult without speaking Chinese but thats (the first) part of the adventure I would say. Regardless what you find on the Internet there are 2 or 3 Ferry leaving ...
... three occasions Lewis came within about an inch of hitting a car or a pole. As
far as I could tell (and I can’t tell very well) I never heard him curse one
time. It was quite a driving performance.
When we got to the pier, it had turned out to be a beautiful day. To get to the restaurant we had to get a ride in a small dinghy. We ate at an open-air restaurant looking out on the bay.
Lewis ordered about every seafood dish you could think of. ...
... for tea. Her name is Jane and she was a college roommate of Belinda's. They hadn't seen each other for five years. Jane brought us a specialty dish of the area made with coconut milk and we drank Kung Fu tea, which is named for the tea service set you drink out of. The tea was Guan Yin tea, which is the name of the Buddha Goddess we visited yesterday. Next destination, LiuGao High School, Liuzhou. We made it. Gene and I are in our apartment. I need a nap and will write again ...
... 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. ...