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... a full range of fresh vegetable and fruit produce and meats – both live and butchered.
Again, in the way of Asia, housewives buy meals each day and fresh cuts of meat, fish and poultry are laid out on tables in the open air for sale. Our Western standards of refrigeration do not apply and the local folks seem none the worse for this "appalling" lack of WHS and food standards !!
Back on the buses at 12 noon ...
... and we'll have one or two downpours and thunderstorms where it feels like the world is ending, everywhere goes black and the roads flood, and then it goes back to being hot and sunny. It's a bit annoying when you've gone out for the day and you have to either get really wet or hide under cover for an hour or so and wait for the rain to stop... I tend to choose the 'get really wet' option. Because it's warm outside, the rain doesn't bother me as much as it would in ...
We have just had three wonderful days on the island of Gulangyu, near Xiamen in Fujian Province. It is Easter weekend at home, and in China it is Qing Ming Jie, Tomb Sweeping Day, where families return to their hometowns if they can, clean the family grave sites, pray and leave offerings of food, fruit and flowers. My students did some writing about the two festivals this week, and it was quite cute. There was a little confusion about our easter, and some amusing lines as a result. ...
... 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.