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  • Day61

    Xiamen, China

    March 5, 2014 in China ⋅ 🌬 14 °C

    We arrived at 7am. The temp was 14C, cloudy but dry. We took the shuttle bus to the dropping off point in Xiamen, a journey of only ten minutes. We passed some lovely gardens close to the waterfront. As Xiamen is sub tropical, although it did not feel like it, there were plenty of palms and other exotic plants. Firstly we headed into the shopping area, expecting to find traditional Chinese goods but, in fact, almost all the shops sell western products, which was disappointing as we wanted to buy a few traditional items of clothing to bring back with us. Having failed in our attempt, we walked to a ferry terminal to take the local ferry to Gulangyu Island, a very popular destination for the locals and visitors. The short journey cost the equivalent of .80p return. The boat was crammed full of, mainly, Chinese visitors but, amazingly, we began to talk to a man standing next to us with his bride and they were going to have their photographs taken on the island. He spoke excellent English but she spoke none at all. Gulangyu Island does not allow any motorised vehicles except golf buggies, so most people just walk. We walked for a long time along narrow lanes between shops and houses until we stopped at the Cezanne cafe, where Erica had a coffee and I had a very large glass of green tea. Nobody spoke English but we managed. The owner very kindly gave us two postcards of the cafe to take home with us. We returned on the ferry, braving the scrum, and headed back for the ship on the shuttle bus. A very good day.Read more

  • Day24

    Day 24: On the road again...

    June 21, 2017 in China ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    On the metro saying goodbye to Shanghai by 6am. Managed to liven up the 9hour bullet train ride a little with cards, and by working out that we've been in transit for 107 hours (4.4 days) since we arrived in China. Some silly song writing too, but overall a very dull trip, with weather to match!

    Met Damon, our friendly Fujian guide. You'd think after the long train ride we'd be fed up of traveling, but the minivan had an awesome surprise....Karaoke (KTV) and a kick ass sound system which put the Shanghai pub crawl bus to shame!
    2 hours later, after travelling on a road still under construction we arrive at our 300 year old rural round house. Not what we were expecting. Much more wood than mud, plus we have beds. Reminded me of the Shakespeare's globe. We are sleeping in the tiniest of rooms on the forth floor and have decided it's haunted due to inexplicable bikini swaying and cat noises.

    Ended the night with a beer, and for Emma a long awaited chicken's foot which was surprisingly spicy and more skin than meat. Goodnight from our plush mudhouse room, complete with 90's television, air con (a fan) and kettle.

    Gill & Em x
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  • Day25

    Day 25: Fooling around in Fujian

    June 22, 2017 in China ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    In complete contrast to the bustling city of Shanghai we awoke in a 300 year old round house deep in the rural tea growing hills. Fujian has a much more relaxed pace and breathtaking green scenery.

    First stop, tea tasting at another round house. These huge structures are more like self contained villages, and have been built by the Hakka minority to house and protect generations of family. We were both tempted by the tea and purchased fresh jasmine, black and smokey tea.

    After an aerial view of a unique and particularly famous cluster of round houses, we wandered down through the village. This was followed by a hike around a mountain exploring the tea plantations with more amazing views.

    At our guest house we found a new buddy that we named Teddy. He is the cutest stray dog, though needs a shave as very matted. Also found the insect from hell, even Damon (our guide) couldn't identify (see photo).

    Fabulous swim to end the day in the natural mineral water of the river. Emma enjoyed battling the waterfall and jumping off the rock.

    Gill & Em x
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  • Day26

    Day 26: Farewell Fujian

    June 23, 2017 in China ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Very relaxed start to the day with steamed bread and eggs to see us on our bumpy 9.6 mile bike ride down a tea growing mountain aahh. Stopped on the way to enjoy a temple, the largest round house built in the 30s, and a paddle in the river.

    Came back to the guesthouse, to find the owner's mother suffocating a chicken on the driveway...guessing that's for tea, talk about fresh!

    In the afternoon enjoyed some fresh fruit including pineapple sprinkled with salt (we thought it was sugar) - strangely nice!

    The mosquitoes of Fujian have managed to penetrate Gill's bug spray force field and she has gained 4 bites.

    Special trip back to the local round house for Emma to purchase 'an awesome souvenir', a sword. Has done her research on the Cathay Pacific website and shouldn't have a problem bringing this home...we'll see!

    Enjoyed fantastic home made food in Fujian, and the transport (Karaoke taxi) making journeys much more fun (even though Gill hates Karaoke)! Experienced our first Chinese storm whilst packing. Just about ready for our final night train tonight, then a jam packed day in Macau.

    Gill & Em x
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  • Day23

    China: Xiamen

    August 30, 2017 in China ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    The bullet trains takes me from Shanghai to Xiamen in an unusual short period of time compared to the trains we took in Russia. I find accommodation and meet Hui Ting from couchsurfing: Together with a friend of her we discover the dragon boat lake of Xiamen. Two of the best things of China? Super fast trains and food.Read more

  • Day2

    Ankunft in China

    September 17, 2018 in China ⋅ 30 °C

    Dieses Mal bin ich mit meinem Kollegen gleich zusammen gereist. Über Peking sind wir nach Xiamen geflogen.
    Die Großstadt liegt zum Teil auf einer Insel. Vom Flughafen zum Hotel war es nicht sehr weit. Das wird die kommenden Tage vom Hotel zur Baustelle wohl etwas anders werden.

    Das Hotel hatten wir uns zuvor selbst rausgesucht und gebucht, um unter der Pauschale zu bleiben die uns zur Verfügung steht. Der Rest geht in die eigene Tasche. Dennoch macht es auf den ersten Blick einen ordentlichen und sauberen Eindruck. Ich habe Glück und habe ein Zimmer in den Hinterhof erwischt. Nach vorn wäre eine große Straße, wo auch noch eine Großbaustelle ist.
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  • Day3

    Erster Tag auf der Baustelle

    September 18, 2018 in China ⋅ 32 °C

    Ein Fahrer vom Kunden holte uns am Hotel ab und fuhr uns zur Baustelle.
    Viel war an dem Tag nicht passiert. Es wurde alles besichtigt und der Ablauf der folgenden Tage besprochen. Wie vermutet war die Baustelle ein ganzes Stück ausserhalb. Das neue Werk ist dann aber, denke ich, nochmal ganz woanders.
    Zum Feierabend fuhren wir mit einem der Firmenbusse in Richtung Hotel. Man sagte uns wo wir aussteigen sollen und den Rest nahmen wir ein Taxi. Da stehen wirklich jeden Tag mehrere Busse die verschiedene Routen abfahren und so die Mitarbeiter (wohl auch kostenlos) nach Hause kommen.

    Am Abend bin ich noch eine kleine Runde gelaufen um mir die nähere Umgebung anzusehen. Ich lief um einen großen künstlichen See herum. Alles wirkte sehr sauber und ordentlich. Rund um den See wurden viele Hochhäuser gebaut - in verschiedensten Formen und unterschiedlich beleuchtet.
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  • Day4

    Selbst is(s)t der Mann

    September 19, 2018 in China ⋅ 29 °C

    Ab nun heißt es also Selbstversorgung auch zum Frühstück. Ich habs mal mit Cup Noodles probiert. Es gibt ja noch ein paar Tage an denen ich mich ausprobieren kann. 😂

    Getreu dem Spruch aus dem Titel handeln auch die Mitarbeiter vom Kunden. Denn die Anlage die den Standort wechseln soll, ist bereits umgezogen. Alles in Eigenregie vom Kunden. Sehr emsiges Völkchen, muss man ja sagen. Das was sie tun, sah aber auch gut aus.
    Wie erwartet ist das neue Werk in einer ganz anderen Richtung ausserhalb der Stadt. Aber auch nicht näher. Sodass wir viel Zeit vor und nach der Arbeit einplanen können.
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  • Day5

    Nichts zu tun (Teil 1)

    September 20, 2018 in China ⋅ 28 °C

    Da die zweite Anlage noch nicht auf der neuen Baustelle eingetroffen ist. Hieß es Ruhe bewahren.
    Ich machte zu Fuss die nähere Umgebung unsicher. Man muss wirklich sagen, dass es hier trotz Großstadt viele schöne Parks gibt. Alles ist sehr sauber und grün.

    Achja und zum Frühstück gab es einen neuen Versuch 😅
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Fujian Sheng, Fujian, Foekien, Fu-ťien, Province de Fujian, פוגיין, 푸젠 성, Fuquiém, มณฑลฝูเจี้ยน, فۇجيەن ئۆلكىسى, Phúc Kiến, 福建省

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