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In front of the Nanputo Temple
Xiamen is a lovely Place !! It is very different than the rest of China. It is a city, but it is along the beach, and although you will rarely find people actually on the beach during the day ( they are packed at night oddly enough), it still kind of has that beach-y mentality. It is a little more relaxed and calm. UNLESS you are in a cab, then hold on for dear life !! More than a few times I have feared for my life, like yesterday when my cabbie thought it was a great idea to pass a car on the left into oncoming traffic, with another car about a meter away ! And then the cabbie looks over at me and laughs, proceeds to speak very quickly in Mandarin, so I tell him, "Boo Ming Bai" ( I don't understand) he laughs some more and keeps talking, all while driving in speeds exceeding that of an Indy 500 driver !! Ok I exaggerate but he was going fast. The only consolation I had was that this is actually how all the cab drivers are and I have yet to see an accident, so I just get in the cabs and hope for the best !
where-to-go-fmd says:
That's exactly like it is !!
Posted on: Jan 20, 2011
pinchora says:
LOL... my uncle lives there and when I visited in 2004 I asked why there were medians everywhere... he told me that if there's weren't then the cabs wouldn't stay on their side of the road... and to pay attention because there a 3 lane road is really a 5!!! He was right!
Posted on: Jul 06, 2008
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In front of the Nanputo Temple
In front of the Nanputo Temple
Nanputo Temple
Nanputo Temple
Climbing Nanputo
Climbing Nanputo
View from top of Nanputo Temple
View from top of Nanputo Temple
View from top of Nanputo Temple
View from top of Nanputo Temple
View from top of Nanputo Temple
View from top of Nanputo Temple
It is the year of the Rat in CHina…
It is the year of the Rat in CHin…
Computer Mice on the Beach
Computer Mice on the Beach
Computer Mouse on the Beach
Computer Mouse on the Beach
Zhongshan Lu, the main shopping st…
Zhongshan Lu, the main shopping s…
Zhongshan Lu, the main shopping st…
Zhongshan Lu, the main shopping s…
Zhongshan Lu, the main shopping st…
Zhongshan Lu, the main shopping s…
Zhongshan Lu, the main shopping st…
Zhongshan Lu, the main shopping s…
View from the 5 star Pizza Hut ! (…
View from the 5 star Pizza Hut ! …
Tea Ceremony
Tea Ceremony
Peony Tea
Peony Tea
Bonsai Tree !
Bonsai Tree !
View from Sunlight Rock on Gu Lang…
View from Sunlight Rock on Gu Lan…
View from Sunlight Rock
View from Sunlight Rock
View from Sunlight Rock
View from Sunlight Rock
Warning falling people
Warning falling people
View from Sunlight Rock
View from Sunlight Rock
View from Sunlight Rock
View from Sunlight Rock
What the ???
What the ???
Fisherman
Fisherman
Beach on Gu Lang Yu
Beach on Gu Lang Yu
Cool Bridge
Cool Bridge
Baby in a Bamboo Playpen (His dad …
Baby in a Bamboo Playpen (His dad…
Yogi Carving a name on a marble st…
Yogi Carving a name on a marble s…
I love these things ! They are eat…
I love these things ! They are ea…
Shopping Alley
Shopping Alley
Shopping Alley
Shopping Alley
Beach on Xiamen
Beach on Xiamen
Beach on Xiamen
Beach on Xiamen
Sunset on the Beach of Xiamen
Sunset on the Beach of Xiamen
825 km (513 miles) traveled
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