Consulate Inn Xiamen
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... monks are walking around and they live right next to the temple in really pretty apartments with gardens. Pretty and colourful roof designs on the temple too. I walked up the surrounding hills - kind of going off the path a bit, I found a cave full of small statues of Buddhist deities. It was so beautiful, maybe the monks come here to pray in solitude? Maybe the statues are old ones that have been discarded (some were a bit broken)? Who knows. Walking further up, I got ...
... jumped up and down along the keyboard and obviously had fun. This is a tourist destination for Chinese. Chinese don't like brown skin. To them, it shows that you are poor, having to work in the fields. And so they cover up as much of their body as they can. And so to the silly hat brigade. We have never seen so many men wearing women's sun hats. You know, the ones with pretty pink lace, flowers and veils on them. I have wanted to take photos, but am too polite. It has, however, ...
... night, this time we dined with Cheryl, her Dad Tom and her twins, William and Kate, lovely family from Melbourne. We had a great meal, lots of drinks and great company, we sat right at the front where everyone came into the dining room, so we all kept chatting to people we knew as they walked in and out, this was a great spot!!
After dinner, there was a production show so we all went to see it, but it had already started but what we saw was good.
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.