Xinyuan Hot Spring Hotel
Travel Blogs from Haikou
... 8220;(insert Chinese accent ”You have to tell the rest of the Canjet people to study harder, a few more wrong answers and you fail!! Not good enough! You have to study harder!)” “Angela, we studied everything you gave us, we failed on the topics we had never seen before…”
One of the guys did not pass. It shows how completely ridiculous this whole process is (and China is not unique to it). This gentleman is from Johannesburg, South Africa. ...
... 200 RMB.
You will have to take a bus for 5 min from the ticket shop to the ferry departure gate so be an hour early at least. Once there, they make sure you get on the right boat.
Don't expect anything close to what you might know from Europe or western countries, for example the difference between 1st and 2nd class is a window. The ships are some old hookers and the beds tiny. ...
... bill would have been at least $280.
We quizzed Yuan about prisons in China. In the U.S. our
recidivism is well over 50%. Yuan laughed and said very few come back. He said
many of the crimes involved violence and the prisoners don’t want to come back
so the number is very low. He said at his prison the emphasis is on training
them in some kind of a trade. They work in factories, while in prison.
When we got back from lunch we headed ...
... and Yuan put them in the pot to cook, when the water boiled. In minutes they were done. We had some red wine to drink and toasted each other. The Chinese people have a great tradition of toasting each other throughout the meal for the friendships they have. Other dishes we ate were calamari, oysters, whole fish and sticky rice on coconut slices. I don't think I've ever eaten oysters before and they tasted good to me. Same goes for clams from the shell and it was the first time ...
... 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. ...