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Hainan

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day66

    Haikou, China

    February 21, 2015 in China

    February 21.
    Haikou is the capital and most populous city of Hainan province, People’s Republic of China with about 2,000,000 people. The southern end of the Hainan province is considered the Hawaii of China. I’m not sure we agreed with that, but hey, our standards are a bit different.
    We were only here a short time, but we wandered into a park, and it being a Saturday morning during the Chinese New Year celebration, it was packed! There were probably 8-10 dance events taking place. We weren’t sure if these were classes, had someone leading a group or werjust for fun. As we continued to wander through the park, there was croquet, numerous pingpong games, cards and ball games involving 2-3 people. Then we came upon an area that had dozens of pieces of permanent exercise equipment – all in use! It was fascinating!
    The only ones having a better time than us, were all the locals taking pictures of us!
    There was even one mother that gathered her childen around us to get a photo. So, if you see us on Facebook, don’t be surprised!
    In any case, this fairly busy city broke us in to the crowds we will encounter in Hong Kong tomorrow. We have become fairly complacent, sailing around small islands here and there throughout our trip. Even some of the bigger cities didn’t seem too intense. We’ll let you know how it goes.
    The first photo is of a very active pingpong game. The second is the exercise area in action and the third is one of the dance events, all three photos in the park.
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  • Day69

    Haikou, China

    February 21, 2015 in China

    We are in the land of Mao officially now. We made landfall in Haikou China. A "Special Administrative Area" of China proper. It is an island town of about 2.5 million people. The island is the vacation island for the Chinese within China since it is the only really "tropical" area in the country. We didn't make it down to the beach area. We just had a short stay in the city. Some used it to shop but we just walked around the town and found this great little park. The local people were doing different group things that were like dancing or exercise but also there were many little areas where people were just ballroom dancing. Couples all over 5-6 at a time spinning and weaving to a foxtrot or Cha-cha. There was also a great little exercise area where everyone was pulling, pushing, swinging, rubbing against or spinning on different exercise devices that look like a giant playground for adults. It was very nice to see.
    We or course stood out like a sore thumb. Jeff and I are taller by a head then most of the men and my ponytail and Jeff's mop were easy to find in the crowd. The local people would send there kids out to have a picture taken with "the Americans". It made us not feel guilty at all of all the pictures we were taking of them. :-) it was all pretty fun but you definitely feel your "minority" status when you can't read any of the signs, don't have any of the local money and are entirely dependent on the guide on the shuttle bus to tell you where you are.
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  • Day14

    Sanya, Hainan, China

    April 13, 2017 in China

    Für heute habe ich einen Wellness-Landgang gebucht. Wir fahren 50km ostwärts zu den Heissen Quellen von Nantian. Die Wellness-Oase ist eine der populärsten Quellen in China und hat insgesamt 67 kleine Pools mit verschiedenen Behandlungsmöglichkeiten. Ich habe unter anderem ein Bad in dem Kaffeepool, mit Chinesischen Kräuter, mit wunderschönen Blüten. Am meisten Spass hat mir aber das Bad mit den Putzerfischen gemacht. Die kleinen Fische knabbern an den Füssen, Armen und Beinen. Beim ersten "Angriff" kitzelt es sehr, aber dann ist das angeknabbert werden ganz angenehm.

    Unterwegs sind wir am Beauty Crown Grand Theatre vorbei gefahren. Es handelt sich um einen imposanten Gebäude-Komplex, indem einige Jahre die Miss World Wahlen durchgeführt wurden.Das Eventlokal wird von einigen Gebäuden in Form von Bäumen umringt. Diese werden als Hotel genutzt.

    Bevor es wieder zurück auf die AIDA ging, haben wir noch die Perlenzucht Haiyu Pearl besucht. Es war sehr interessant zu sehen, wie die Perlen verarbeitet werden und was alles aus der kostbaren Ware hergestellt werden kann. Man konnte dort eine Muschel für wenig Geld kaufen. Die Muschel wurde dann geöffnet und die Perle wurde einem überreicht. Damit ich die Perle auch tragen kann, habe ich eine feine Silberkette mit Körbchen dazu gekauft.

    Von der Perlenzucht hatten wir einen tollen Blick auf die AIDA, welche direkt vor den futuristischen Gebäuden auf der Phoenix-Insel stand.
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  • Day14

    Die Beleuchtung der Türme beim Cruise-Terminal ist schon imposant!

    Ebenso imposant war die Tanzshow Dreams. Die Bühnenshow führte uns durch einen Traum mit all seinen intensiven Gefühlen. Die Musik, die Tanzdarbietungen und die akrobatischen Leistungen waren hervorragend!

  • Day7

    Sanya, China

    November 24, 2016 in China

    Spent an hour or two wandering around. Strange place. Really felt like a foreigner, which I guess is obvious, but felt a bit out of our depth. We didn't stop for lunch..... On the plus side, they do like to light everything up at night, buildings and boats, which looks quite nice. Had a load of Chinese dignitaries being given a tour of the ship when we got back. Don't know who they were but had lots of Army types following them everywhere.Read more

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Hainan Sheng, Hainan, Province de Hainan, 海南省

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