Its pronounced "show-men", not "zee-a-men"
Trip Start Jul 13, 2009
36Trip End Ongoing
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Where I stayed
Bayview hostel on the island of Gulangyu (Piano Island)
After staying on Piano Island for a couple nights, I then stayed at a hostel in the city of Xiamen. Met one of the guys working there named Oscar. He and his friend showed me the main beach of Xiamen. It wasn't like the Atlantic Ocean, and I didn't trust the water being clean enough, so I did not go swimming there.
I also met a couple of Americans staying at the hostel. Om (as in boat) and his brother Kosmo. We went downtown for a night out with another Western traveller. Checking out the nightlife.
Did not get the feeling that I could see myself living there. So I moved on.