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... Cheng Do took one and half hours each way and as we were sailing again at 2pm, there was not a lot of time on our hands. The visits were to two temples and to a shopping street / market (although the closest we got to the latter was a drive through the precinct).
Our tour guide said to call her Hayley as it sounded like her Chinese name. She was a 20 something Chinese lady who has a degree and Masters in Education and is in the ...
... to the train station, so went off early-ish to Gulangyu Island - just off the coast of Xiamen, it is famous for it's colonial architecture, beaches and history. Foreigners, after the Opium War, would settle here. Like everything in China, getting here was not easy. I ended up getting a taxi to the ferry port as it was only 10 minutes away from my hostel. After trying to buy a ticket at the port, I was told that because I was foreign I couldn't buy a ticket here and I had to ...
We have just had three wonderful days on the island of Gulangyu, near Xiamen in Fujian Province. It is Easter weekend at home, and in China it is Qing Ming Jie, Tomb Sweeping Day, where families return to their hometowns if they can, clean the family grave sites, pray and leave offerings of food, fruit and flowers. My students did some writing about the two festivals this week, and it was quite cute. There was a little confusion about our easter, and some amusing lines as a result. ...
... side streets where Gillian found a number of shopping bargains - high quality, very fashionable things at 'only in China' prices. Interestingly the top global name brands have stores on the main streets, are coveted by the increasingly well off Chinese but prices are as much or more in North America - while the side streets offer very good quality at significantly better prices. Before heading back to the boat we took the time to join them at one of ...
... for a bit and as we were heading back to the bus, we saw little sand crabs so we squatted and watched them move around, the beach here has a fair amount of rubbish lying near the waters edge, I wouldn't liked to had swum here! Near the exit to where we had to meet, we bought a sugar donut thing but it wasn't soft, it was like a chorro stick but harder. Back on the bus and this time heading for the pedestrian shopping street, yahoo!! We had 1 hour and 10 minutes ...