Travel to Sanya (Hainan Island)
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Today we enjoyed a big breakfast and relaxed at the hotel and then went to the airport by taxi to catch our flight to Sanya. We were once again amazed by the speed and efficiency of the check in process. We had a good flight, but it must have been the noisiest flight I’ve ever been on. The locals were headed to their “Hawaii” at the start of the “Golden Week” holiday period. They were chatting to each one another from one end of the plane to the other, hands were constantly fiddling with the overhead light and air vent controls, as well as the stewardess call buttons. When we arrived in Sanya it was noticeably hotter and more humid, but nothing like Dhahran. Xia Xia, who was 14 and could speak some English, and her dad Yuan-man were waiting with a driver (a friend) when we arrived. We all squeezed into the car and went to the Ma’s apartment. We met June’s sister in law at the apartment after we got there and then went straight to bed. By this time Monica had the flu and Wilson was pretty much recovered. Our one week home stay with a local family had begun.