Yihao Business Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Business Services
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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 ...
... was scared at the speed we were going it was so exhilarating, I loved it! At least the roads were pretty much empty, not like the chaotic traffic around Houjie where you fear for your life every time you have to cross a road. The bike dropped me off at a tulou cluster in the absolute middle of nowhere, with no other tourists in sight. I walked through farmland, banana plantations, and paddy fields, with pigs and chickens running around my feet. It was really quiet - it was ...
... all the usual scenes at a Chinese airport on a holiday weekend. We eventually got here though, about five hours late, just after midnight. This island is amazing. Narrow little lanes mean that walking is the way to get around, apart from a few electric golf carts. Even bikes are banned. During the later Ming Dynasty, the troops of national hero Zheng Chenggong were stationed here. After the Opium War in 1842, 13 countries including Great Britain, France and Japan ...
... China in the early 1980s, and is a busy port and popular coastal destination. The lovely Gulangyu Island is a short ferry ride directly across from Xiamen, and is famous for being pedestrian only with great beaches, winding lanes and colonial architecture.
We enjoyed our brief visit, and wandered some of the key ...
... 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 ...