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Friday 11 Sep 15 – Xiamen
Arrived in Xiamen (~Zowmin) right on time at 7am to a rather smoggy morning – but fine. Had to get moving early as we had to be ready to leave the ship for our tour of Xiamen at 7am, so breakfast was at 6am and a 5:30am wakeup. The port is about 2 hours up a river estuary and this is done at slow speed, particularly given the size of the ship.
The bus trip to arrive at our tour ...
... random train station and prayed that a) there would be a train to Humen and b) they weren't all booked up. Miraculously, I got home, just before the others. We all stayed up late and chatted about our various adventures. At least there was a nice chilled out ending!
One thing about the tulous and the Fujian countryside... bugs. Everywhere. Daddy-long-legs the size of my face and the bathroom in the tulou covered in cobwebs and little black insects. I came back with a ridiculous number of bites.
... big things, little things and long things. Don't ask me! I haven't yet found pictures of some of them on the Internet in order to work out what we have eaten. Most have been delicious. Only one was tasteless and had the texture of rubber. We found a beautiful little beach, and so spent a while lying on the sand. Good white sand. However, Dave got ****** off with all the Chinese people staring at us. Lying on the sand isn't done here. The island is also called Piano Island due ...
... 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 ...
... night, this time we dined with Cheryl, her Dad Tom and her twins, William and Kate, lovely family from Melbourne. We had a great meal, lots of drinks and great company, we sat right at the front where everyone came into the dining room, so we all kept chatting to people we knew as they walked in and out, this was a great spot!!
After dinner, there was a production show so we all went to see it, but it had already started but what we saw was good.