My 5: Xunpu Oyster Village – Quanzhou, China.

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1. Xunpu Oyster Village, February 2018. I find it reassuring that even after all these years Lonely Planet still comes up with some great recommendations. Their most recent one was to check out this tiny fishing village ten kilometers southeast of Quanzhou city centre. Having been dropped off in one of the most innocuous Chinese streets I’ve ever seen, Wonderboy and I initially doubted we were even in the right place. But then a helpful local stepped in and through the genius of Baidu Translate expertly guided us to where we needed to be. “Follow the road straight!” she said, “until you get to the rock at the entrance of the vegetable market”.

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