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... a full range of fresh vegetable and fruit produce and meats – both live and butchered.
Again, in the way of Asia, housewives buy meals each day and fresh cuts of meat, fish and poultry are laid out on tables in the open air for sale. Our Western standards of refrigeration do not apply and the local folks seem none the worse for this "appalling" lack of WHS and food standards !!
Back on the buses at 12 noon ...
... monks are walking around and they live right next to the temple in really pretty apartments with gardens. Pretty and colourful roof designs on the temple too. I walked up the surrounding hills - kind of going off the path a bit, I found a cave full of small statues of Buddhist deities. It was so beautiful, maybe the monks come here to pray in solitude? Maybe the statues are old ones that have been discarded (some were a bit broken)? Who knows. Walking further up, I got ...
... of a hindrance than a help, as many of the roads are not written in, and then some steps up might be drawn in as a road. It took us a long time to realize this, and so it has taken us all three days to get home without getting lost. Luckily, toilets are everywhere, and so getting lost isn't a problem. Locals have set up 'restaurants' in their little courtyards, and so there is always somewhere to eat. Seafood is the speciality here, and so that's what we have eaten. Oyster omelets, ...
We had a full day on the South China Sea traveling north from Hong Kong to the heart of new China, first stop Xiamen.
It was a highly memorable journey as the South China seas were rocking and rolling, and the wind was howling. One staff member told us it was the roughest he had seen in his 6 months on the ship. We did okay until Gillian took an abs class, and found that rolling on the floor of a boat in rough seas is indeed ill advised. Fortunately ...
... actually cross the road, well that was fun!!! We managed to not be run down by pushbikes, motorbikes, cars, taxis, buses and trucks!! And I forgot all the pedestrians that just barge through anyway!
Once we got to the Temple entrance, our tour leader said we could either do our own thing or he will explain along the way so we decided that would be better. The first area had a few ponds and they had fish and so many turtles of all sizes. The first main ...