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... to the train station, so went off early-ish to Gulangyu Island - just off the coast of Xiamen, it is famous for it's colonial architecture, beaches and history. Foreigners, after the Opium War, would settle here. Like everything in China, getting here was not easy. I ended up getting a taxi to the ferry port as it was only 10 minutes away from my hostel. After trying to buy a ticket at the port, I was told that because I was foreign I couldn't buy a ticket here and I had to ...
... churches, and hospitals, turning the island into a common concession. The buildings are beautiful, and a large quantity of them have been well maintained. Narrow lanes, tropical trees and a warm climate mean lazy days wandering. The first day we were disappointed in the murkiness of the water at the little beaches, but this is China, and all waters here are polluted. The air quality wasn't fantastic either, which disappointed me. However, the next two days have been beautiful ...
... 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!
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.