Jinjiang Inn (Xiamen Songbo)
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... properly - travelling at weekends is always a race against the clock.
After that, I spent a while on the island just standing on the beach staring at the sea hoping to see dolphins again - but no luck! It was a lovely place - beautiful buildings and gardens/parks. Everything was overpriced though. This place is nicknamed 'Piano Island' and you hear plenty of people playing music on the streets which makes it a very peaceful area, despite the hordes of tourists. I visited ...
... amusement. And yes, there is another toilet story to add to the repoitoire. This time, I had nothing to brace myself against, and stumbled slightly backwards. The flush button was just behind me, and so I managed to stand up at the same time as pushing the button with my buttocks. So clever! It has been a wonderful holiday. Warm, relaxing, entertaining, good food and plenty to see. It has felt like a lot longer than three days. I am sure the lack of cars/bikes has a lot to do with ...
... here was quite pretty, lots of light on all the buildings and along the harbour, many ships here as Xiamen is a major shipping port between Taiwan an Xiamem.
A lot of the Aussies did the same shore excursion as ours so we all experienced abit of cultural and the beaches and the shops.
Dinner was not far away, as we didn't have any lunch so we getting a little bit peckish, don't know how but you have to have some food with alcohol!! Tonight was again ...
Had a lazy day today staying around the Hotel Indigo. We walked down Zhongshan Lu and had lunch at Aijsen Ramen, one of our favourite Japanese restaurant chains. We then wandered back to the hotel and had afternoon tea sitting up in the restaurant area overlooking the harbour and Gulangyu Island, unfortunately not warm or nice enough to sit outside.
We took a 30 minute taxi ride out to the Jimei Educational Village, a suburb of Xiamen with a lovely university campus and more colonial buildings.
Came back to the harbour area of Xiamen and wandered down Zhonghsan Lu Walking Street and then took a detour through little market areas. Met a lovely Chinese girl and her brother at the Church, where a Chinese Christian wedding ceremony was just about to begin.