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... And yeah, maybe it's weird to follow the flooding streets, maybe it's weird to sing in the market place just because you heard a song in English, but hey, do it anyway.
And today, we followed that water and stood on ledges and watched buses drive through the depths, and we might even have splashed a little. Playing in what may have been foul-smelling water? Yeah well you know ...
I'm living on the other side of the world; you'd think living beside the ocean, and a campus snuggled up against a mountain, going to a huge university, and seeing curvy red roofs everywhere would be the center of my day. I'm in China. This is the stuff of legends, of dynasties, of so many times gone by. You'd think, at least I thought, that the stuff I wrote home about would be grandiose and beautiful.
... Subsequently Sunday morning for the flight to Korea we left an hour earlier than planned and ended up waiting for check-in to open for over 2 hours!
I have included a video file in this entry of our performance of La Fiesta in Xiamen accompanied by some photos from the tour - many of which you will have seen in the blog.
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.
... Walking through the museum was quite interesting, but I believe, I count myself among them, more of a relief from the searing heat of mid day!
Walking the streets it is not hard to see the beauty of the architecture which often is a hybrid of European and Chinese design. Today, most of these homes have become hotels and guest houses. One can stay here, but keep in mind, you will have to drag your luggage to your hotel! That is, ...