Moxinshan Villa Hotel
Travel Blogs from Xiamen
Room service breakfast after a good nights sleep, then down to the Curzon for a port talk on our second Vietnamese port of call. Looks a nice place :-) Maureen went to meet Erica at the shops to try and find something for one of our table waiters. John's leaving early as his leave request has been granted, his wife is expecting and the baby is due in the next few weeks so he ...
Oh my word what a day. Jammed packed, tiring but wonderful!!!! Xiamen is as different to Shanghai as London would be to Haverhill. Shanghai has a population of 24 million, Xiamen (pronounced Sha men) has just over 4 million. There are open spaces here, lots of park areas as well as formal gardens. We didn't see anything like that in Shanghai. It's very pretty. I went off on a tour, Paul didn't want to do a tour today. First stop was a Palace dedicated ...
Early alarm at 7 and breakfast in the restaurant. Our tour leaves at 8:45 Off and on our way to Ciji Palace which was around 25 mins or so away it was ok but a big part of it was under renovation and closed, plus our tour guide, a young and friendly Chinese girl was absolutely useless as a tour guide, her first time :-(. it didn't help that all the exhibits only had information in Chinese which wasn't much help as she didn't know much as well. Still there ...
Today is cccccold and wwwwindy!!! Sea is quite calm. There is a lot of sea fog around, so not a very nice day. It's amazing who you meet when you are so far from home. We had breakfast with 3 other couples and would you believe it, one of the couples Tony & Jo live in Stanstead Mount Fitchet and their daughter and son in law have just moved to Sturmer. It gets better when we discover that they have connections ...
... sense when the mentality of everyone around you is "if I don't get on the bus I'll die." In the end everyone in my group made it on the bus and got a good lesson in Chinese city culture.
Well, that's what I've been up to recently. I can't believe I have already been in China for five weeks! It seems like so long, but also like no time at all, if that makes any sense. Thanks for reading and sharing in my adventures!
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