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  • Xiamen27th March sea day Quiz up date 18 quizzes won. 28th March Today we are visiting Xiamen in China. For centuries Xiamen ("door to the house") has been a gateway to China as it's situated on the southeastern coastline. Former US President Posted by BridgetandIan in Another "holiday of a lifetime " | Mar 28, 2018
  • 我爱厦门OK, that translates as the ubiquitous I love Xiamen (like I heart NY). Yesterday, Sunday, I went for a quick afternoon hike, using my parks pass for the second time. It was a lovely afternoon and I took photos of views Posted by katya42 in A Bibliophile Abroad | Nov 24, 2014
  • Biking 2014 - Part 7And to continue that last post: Here are shots of that beach / ring road area from 2012 and 2013! ==From 2012== Yes, there is some trash on the beaches. Someone probably missed this when it disappeared though. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint. Posted by katya42 in A Bibliophile Abroad | Jul 6, 2014
  • Biking 2014 - Part 6I've been sharing the most exciting rides recently: exploring the greater Xiamen area and other countries. I don't take a lot of photos on my most common route anymore, since I ride it so often. I thought I would share photos of Posted by katya42 in A Bibliophile Abroad | Jul 4, 2014
  • Biking 2014 - part 2Now that I knew how to get off the island without riding across a bridge (and there is only one of those that bikes should even consider riding on, regardless of whether bikes are supposed to be on any of Posted by katya42 in A Bibliophile Abroad | Apr 27, 2014
  • Biking 2014 - part 1The 42nd Annual Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. RAGBRAI XLII. It is coming this summer - the last full week of July. Back in Junior High or High School, when I first decided I would like to ride all Posted by katya42 in A Bibliophile Abroad | Apr 26, 2014
  • Randomness #1For this 2nd in what hopefully is a daily thing this week (I need to build some habits up, even if I will be moving during this week-off too), I present a bunch of random photos. Those photos that I Posted by katya42 in A Bibliophile Abroad | Mar 31, 2014
  • Year of the Horse - Lantern FestivalIt's time to post something that can be shared in just one post. So, here it is: ==The Year of the Horse Lantern Festival.== The Lantern Festival occurs on the 15th day of the Spring Festival (more commonly called Chinese New Year in Posted by katya42 in A Bibliophile Abroad | Mar 30, 2014
  • Fángzi (House)Our new mansion! I have just moved into my third flat in 10 months of living here in Xiamen. My last flat was very good: a two bed apartment on the 21st floor in the middle of the city. Its really Posted by Melimei in Do what you love | Sep 22, 2013
  • Bo Bing (Mooncake Gambling)Mooncake gambling is a tradition found only in Xiamen, and played during the mid-autumn festival. It consists of a large bowl and 6 dice. Each player has a turn to roll the dice into the bowl, and then prizes are Posted by Melimei in Do what you love | Sep 20, 2013
  • Wénpíng lù (Wenping Road)Quite by accident, we discovered that there is a road that leads directly to the beach from our house (In the centre of Xiamen Island). The route it takes is such a scenic and serenely quiet one that it brings Posted by Melimei in Do what you love | Apr 25, 2013
  • Miào kāfēi tīng (The Temple Cafe)We came across a little area near the beach on the south side of the island that is a bustling hive of activity. Narrow winding streets entice wanderers to explore further down the obstacle course of street food sellers and Posted by Melimei in Do what you love | Apr 9, 2013
  • TaxisRecounting my Beijing workshop made me start thinking about taxis. I thought it might make a nice, focused post. We'll see how many photos I can find to support it! (this one will involve more folder-roaming than staying with one Posted by katya42 in A Bibliophile Abroad | Mar 13, 2013
  • Xiàmén dàxué (University)Xiamen University is known as the most beautiful university in China. I had still not seen it after living in Xiamen for 4 months, so decided it was time to change that. A friend who studies there took us Posted by Melimei in Do what you love | Mar 11, 2013
  • Yángguāng (Sunshine)It was the sunshine that brought the biggest relief after the commotion of moving to a new country. A long walk along Huandaolu that hugs the southern coast of the island was like a refreshing swim in sunlight. [img= Posted by Melimei in Do what you love | Dec 25, 2012
  • Technically island hopping...After an 8 hour train ride (short by Chinese standards!), we arrived in Xiamen, a coastal city which is technically an island! It definitely has a lot of 'old world' charm and used to be known as 'Amoy' in the Posted by EddieBlock in Lost BBC in China | Jan 18, 2011
  • Heading South! Hello again! Today I woke up in a much friendlier climate than yesterday! It’s 16 degrees here in Xiamen and I'm delighted to be out of the cold! Since the last time I placed a post we have travelled from Posted by sanneastri in Sanne on the Road | Jan 8, 2011

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