Jinye Taoyuan Hot Spring Resort
Travel Blogs from Wanning
... groceries, but never in a line that was this long before. I
tapped the women’s shoulder and told her no and pointed to the back of the line
and told her thankyou in mandarin. She brushed off my poor linguistics and
continued to maintain her place in the line. Fortunately the woman behind us
was just as agitated and jumped to our rescue. We aren’t sure what she said,
but from her tone, the gyst of it was probably something along the lines ...
... reattempt to head back into Haikou. The pool boy, Lou, helped us figure out
what was the right way to head into the city so that we didn't have a repeat of
our slums experience from the day earlier. Lou took our phone and recorded
simple phrases to tell the bus drivers as we got on, like I need to switch
buses at the next town, and please let me know when I have arrived had Ming Ju
We changed buses at the right times and
... nothing to us, we slid it into our
pockets for later. Forty-five minutes into the journey we noted a street with
loads of activity and people, and decided to hop off, figuring we had missed
our stop. The area would not be a place the rich and famous of Haikou would
venture too, nor could we imagine it was where the staff of our hotel intended
us to have come to. We ventured down the street hoping it would get a bit
better, but it only got worse. ...
... a local person in traditional clothing. So Jim and I
will be part of someone’s vacation album. I can just hear him now.
“Guess what I saw while on vacation? A white couple! He had on short pants and a shirt and
she was wearing this colorful dress. They smiled a lot and spoke English. They
seemed friendly enough, so I asked them if I could get their picture. They
agreed! Look! Real , live westerners!”
We fly to the island of Hainan and take the new high speed train from Haikou to a small eastern town called Bo'ao. In this sleepy and laid back beach town, there is only one main street and not too much happens apart from the annual Bo'ao Forum for Asia. During this time top level officials, academics and economists meet up. The result is a small pretty town which has a good infrastructure.
We chill for a ...