Category Archives: Xiamen

Merdok

On the train half way to Shenzhen, Bona told me that I was heading into a typhoon!
http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/nySvGt29HCIkPbwsBe-EFg

This was quite unnerving for someone who has never experienced one before.  I was told they happen regularly though.  And it was only a “yellow warning” and no one on the train seemed particularly bothered, so I tried not to think too much more about it.… Read more...

Leaving Xiamen

I’m off to Shenzhen today – my last train journey.  It will be just under four hours.  Packed again.  I was hoping my luggage would be lighter by now ready for the flights to Haikou and Beijing, because I’ve given away all but one of the presents I brought and the other things I was given for certain people… But I wasn’t expecting to receive so many gifts (some of which are quite heavy). … Read more...

Pool and Church

After lunch, Chen, Albert and I went to play pool for a couple of hours.
(Chinese rules!  Haha!)

Then we went for a short walk in a nearby park before going to a church service.  My third church in China and third different kind.  More formal than the previous two, but I loved being there even though I could only understand the odd word and pray the Lord would speak to me through the various passages that they were looking at.  … Read more...

鼓浪屿

Today Albert and Pansy took me to Gulangyu (鼓浪屿), an islet to the South-West of Xiamen island, between the island and the mainland.  Albert reminisced about going to the Isle of Wight.

We wandered around the island to the sound of cicadas and various birds, and we saw some island cats…

and we went up to Sunlight Rock – the highest point of the island.… Read more...