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... closer to the intersection, it got deeper. We both looked at each other in a "do we even ask if this is sewage water" kind of way, but then I thought, you know what? I'm in China, I'm following the stupid water gosh-darn-it. So we wandered beside the street as the water level rose and rose. We kept following it as it got higher and higher and got quite a few strange looks along the way.
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You'd be wrong for the most part.
Because what occupies my mind and what fills my time, and what strikes me as so ridiculously different about this side of the globe is not the towering sights; in fact, quite the opposite. It's the little things. ...
... Chips - Club Sandwiches. No one is really sure who paid for what or if we paid for some of it at all. Quite a comedy really.
Security at Chinese airports is fastidious - so much so that we nearly missed our plane from Guangzhoi to Xiamen - the plane missed its take-off window and we ended up having to wait on the tarmac for ...
... of English. I have held so many children I have lost count, and I have posed with a toothless grinning woman well into her 90's that I had to hold her up for fear she may fall over!
I love coming to this country. It is vast. It is raw. It is unpredictable. It is unnerving. It is also one of the warmest places one can visit.
A few photos of some of those moments...
... forget or have no luck finding one of several electric passenger golf carts to take you there.
The tide was out when I arrived, so a steep climb down barnacled stone steps took me along the shoreline of fishing boats where people live, fish and trade from their vessels. It is very much a marine atmosphere here that takes you back to a slow and different time.
The reality check however is a glance back to the mainland ...