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... Cheng Do took one and half hours each way and as we were sailing again at 2pm, there was not a lot of time on our hands. The visits were to two temples and to a shopping street / market (although the closest we got to the latter was a drive through the precinct).
Our tour guide said to call her Hayley as it sounded like her Chinese name. She was a 20 something Chinese lady who has a degree and Masters in Education and is in the ...
... arm motions. The day of the show itself was so fun, watching all of our students on stage and feeling a sense of pride. When it was our turn, we felt like pop stars as we heard all our students chanting our names. It was fun performing and all the teachers were really happy with what we did. It's a big deal for them that we try hard, and I think last semester's students disappointed them. I think they appreciate how we try and get involved in school life this term. We ...
... skies, and we can clearly see Xiamen and mainland China, depending on which side of the island we are on. A walk around the island might take three hours at a leisurely pace. However, we have never made it right around. The lanes twist and turn every few meters, and I'm always wondering what is around that corner, and so we go off the main path. That little path then converges with four other paths, all at odd angles. The minute we go off the main track, we get lost! A map is ...
... 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!