Easy Inn (Xiamen Bailan)
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... of a 4 year PhD course of study – pity it was not in English as she was somewhat difficult to understand at times.
First visit was to Qingjing Temple – an 11th century mosque founded by the local Muslim community. The original mosque is now only ruins and a modern functioning structure sits alongside. It appears there is tolerance for all brands of religion in China although the Muslim community is ...
... 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 ...
... number of pianos on it. There is an amazing piano museum, which I am sure Nick's father would love. I wasn't allowed to take photos, but it was a fantastic collection. There was even a corner piano. I imagine you would have to cross your hands over to play it. Continuing the musical theme, a chinaman living in Australia is determined to create the largest organ museum in the world. Again, the collection was amazing. The only thing lacking in both these museums, ironically, was music. ...
... houses for their outstanding selection of Chinese teas. One thing that became obvious quickly inside the real China is that English speaking people, outside major hotels, is hard to find so it is often a very amusing interaction as you negotiate prices in the side streets.
Overall we were extremely impressed at how advanced, clean and developed Xiamen is relative to both our expectations.
Back to the South China Sea for a full day at sea on to Shanghai! ...
... wander around by ourselves, we decided to split up and go our own ways shopping, again, so many shops. so many people!! We bought only a few items here, had no lunch here but when we met up, we had a sundae from McDonalds !! .
Time was up, head count done once again, our group all here, unlike some groups that were missing people!! Back through customs, back through check in and yes, straight to the bar!! After a full on day, we needed it!