Elan Inn Hotel (Xiamen Qixing Road)
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... back at the ship at 1:30pm in time for sailing and a late lunch.
Washing and ironing time to fill out the afternoon.
5 O'Clock WineO’clock on the balcony and then on to dinner in Pacific Moon. These afternoons at sea on fine afternoons are just magic - sun setting in the west, calm seas, light breeze and you can see forever. The company and the wine are good too !!
Dinner provided a surprise – we had ...
... views of Xiamen and the temple below. As it got dark, I explored Xiamen University. Couldn't see much of a difference between it and universities in England, but it was a pretty walk around the lake. For dinner I tried the Xiamen speciality which is basically sandworms in jelly. Wasn't keen on the jelly but the worms were OK - didn't taste of much but you could kind of tell they were good for you... weird.
The next day, I only had until about lunchtime before I had ...
... big things, little things and long things. Don't ask me! I haven't yet found pictures of some of them on the Internet in order to work out what we have eaten. Most have been delicious. Only one was tasteless and had the texture of rubber. We found a beautiful little beach, and so spent a while lying on the sand. Good white sand. However, Dave got ****** off with all the Chinese people staring at us. Lying on the sand isn't done here. The island is also called Piano Island due ...
... and Gravol helped, but after tossing and turning (literally) through the night, both of us were happy to reach port the next morning.
We hadn't heard of Xiamen ( pronounced something closer to Shamen) before it appeared on our itinerary, which is surprising as it is an active port city of over 3.5 million people. It ...
... s big Buddah and lots of other ones on the side, I would tell you who they were but the tour leader had good but broken English which made it hard for getting the correct pronunciation!! We meandered our way through other Temples gradually climbing lots of stairs along the way. The last area to go was to s huge big rock with something to do with Buddah written on it, there was more climbing to do to get up to the top but that was as far as our tour leader went. ...