Consulate Inn Xiamen
Travel Blogs from Xiamen
I'm just looking back on some of the fun moments of this trip through China. It has been a wonderful and exciting journey. It has been tough at times, for China can be an unforgiving country. It has also been sweet, innocent and an overwhelming feeling of home. The people I have met along the way on this, my 10th trip have been filled with humour, understanding and hospitality.
I have included yesterday's evening in Xiamen, after returning from the round houses into today's post. This brings me up-to-date and on the eve of my rail trip tonight that starts here in Xiamen and ends in Beijing 33 hours later!
Xiamen is a city on the sea. The Taiwan Strait actually. Last night after a bit of a rest and a wander around the lane ways, I am starting to form an attachment with this location. It is very much ...
... Geng. Geng was born here but made his fortune in rubber in Singapore. At the time, he felt the people of this area needed a central education facility.
I will only be here this one night before a bit of travel tomorrow to live in the round houses of the Hakka ethnic minority. The round houses, as you will see, were mistaken by the USA, back in the Cold War days, as missile silos!
It has been a long travel day. Tomorrow I shall have more to ...
... to a shopping mall. Overall it was a good day" - Angus
"I had a very different day today. Its not every day you hang out with a Chinese family just being the only Brit. Although I soon began to realise that it wasnt that different. They were the exact same as me just in a Chinese sort of way. So I had a fabulous day, I visited a university, went for a meal, went shopping and even picked up some 'Scottish' rock, ...
... to Pizza Hut keeping the group waiting (AND they didnt even bring us any! Whats that about!) After some grovelling, all is again rosy in the camp! Last night we were treated to a very posh dinner by Madame Chen, Vice Principal at shaungshi Junior school and one time visitor to Bo'ness. She was a wonderful host and our kids ate well, one of the best meals so far! Lastly to sign off this update - I have now been mistaken for a pupil a grand total of 11 times. Cue the laughter...." - Mr McF
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