The end of one chapter...but not the book!
Trip Start Sep 17, 2006
8Trip End Aug 2007
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My Journey started on Thursday (4th) to Xian and then a Flight to Xiamen on the 5th. When the plane landed my bag didnt come through and despite this being my worst nightmare, I had to chuckle at the comedy of everything going wrong for me! It then became apparent that we weren't even in Xiamen yet, I had one more plane to catch and thats where my bag would be!!! I met some nice Chinese Girls in my dorm who looked after me and we visited temples, botantical gardens, churches and the Island of Gulang. We aslo went to a famous place where they cook great seafood and your group has their own little gazeebo to eat in, was alittle surprised that the girls managed to bargained the price after we'd eaten!
At the temple I spotted a sign that made me smile, it read "Protect the green plot and devote your loving heart to it" and to think we just say - Keep off the grass! How sweet are Buddists eh!
Gulang (the island) is wonderful, theres no cars and all the little streets wind in and out of old fashioned Villas from the 1900's. Some are overgrown and look really magical, and then theres the little sandy coves, but the seas still freezing! Although Im feeling really in between things right now, not yet in Thailand and no place to call home in China, its been nice to put life on pause and just admire the view. So whatever the future holds, theres no point worrying about it, the worlds your oyster and all that, it'll all fall into place it always does...right!? Anyhow I'll be in sunny Thailand this weekend! Catch you later!