Peony Wanpeng Hotel
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... main halls which contain images of Buddha and a huge surrounding courtyard. Again, it is all very stark and utilitarian compared to cathedrals but very much in keeping with the peace and calm associated with Asian religion.
By this time, we had run out of time and had to make the dash back to the ship to make sure were arrived in time for the sailing. The visit to the market street would have been interesting though. Our drive ...
... then me and Mikkel had a sword fight, then the music went into Slim Shady (not the swearing part!) and we all tried and failed epically at trying to act like gangsters. Then we did a cheesy dance routine to Everything is Awesome, co-ordinated by me and Catherine - that was my favourite part and you can't help but giggle the whole way through! Then a massive home-made cardboard yellow submarine came out for a bit of The Beatles, and we finished with Hey Jude, complete ...
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. ...
... clean and beautiful city with abundant flowers and shrubbery in elaborate designs, with ancient temples, universities and beaches. It is also known as Amoy, and is the ancestral home to large communities of overseas Chinese living in Taiwan and Southeast Asia. Over the years it has been occupied by the Portuguese, British ( after the first Opium War) and Japan but has been thriving since the creation of new China. It was one of the first trading zones ...
... here was quite pretty, lots of light on all the buildings and along the harbour, many ships here as Xiamen is a major shipping port between Taiwan an Xiamem.
A lot of the Aussies did the same shore excursion as ours so we all experienced abit of cultural and the beaches and the shops.
Dinner was not far away, as we didn't have any lunch so we getting a little bit peckish, don't know how but you have to have some food with alcohol!! Tonight was again ...