Moxinshan Villa Hotel
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... my breath away. How many years ago had I read about the pink dolphins in China (called Chinese White Dolphins) and longed to see them - I don't know, but I had wanted to see them for so long. I fumbled around for my binoculars to see them closer up and it was really, really special. Although my hands were shaking so it was quite hard to hold the binoculars! No one else on the boat noticed them, and I didn't say anything - this moment was just for me. It's unexpected ...
... 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 ...
... a souvenir shop and went and bought some special biscuits that are only produced for special occasions once a month and they are meant to bring you wealth!!!( yes should have bought lots of these!!)
Next we were back on the bus and headed towards the beach. Again we were having to cross another busy road but made it, dodging cars and buses!! Down on the top of the hill, was a Buddah statue which overlooked the sea so he was the Sea Buddah. We were able ...
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.
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