Travel Blogs from Xiamen
I'm just looking back on some of the fun moments of this trip through China. It has been a wonderful and exciting journey. It has been tough at times, for China can be an unforgiving country. It has also been sweet, innocent and an overwhelming feeling of home. The people I have met along the way on this, my 10th trip have been filled with humour, understanding and hospitality.
... with its tall modern buildings and busy traffic a very hazy kilometre away.
There is an art & design campus as well as a music campus located here - part of Xiamen University. I went in search of the art & design campus. Most impressive and welcoming.
Tonight, actually in 5 hours, I will be on an old style train on my way to Beijing. So this may be my last posting for a little while if the train has no WIFI.
Today the 9 hour train ride from Shanghai ended in the Taiwan Straight city of Xiamen, known as a romantic city on the sea. Indeed, after dropping my bags in a Home Inn that does welcome foreigners, I head to the Jimei school area in Xiamen, complete with a mini lake, dragon boats and pagodas for lovers to sit together and enjoy a warm evening.
The high school, university and beautiful grounds were given as a gift to China in this area in 1913 by ...
... wouldnt mind doing something like that again in the future" - Gregor
"Today I spent the day with 2 Chinese students. They first took me to a library which bored me but they then took me shopping. I went back to Jasmine's house where her mum taught me how to make dumplings. They were very tasty. It was quite a challenge though as her parents spoke no English. We then travelled from island to island, to ...
... to Pizza Hut keeping the group waiting (AND they didnt even bring us any! Whats that about!) After some grovelling, all is again rosy in the camp! Last night we were treated to a very posh dinner by Madame Chen, Vice Principal at shaungshi Junior school and one time visitor to Bo'ness. She was a wonderful host and our kids ate well, one of the best meals so far! Lastly to sign off this update - I have now been mistaken for a pupil a grand total of 11 times. Cue the laughter...." - Mr McF
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