My 5: Cool Spots Around Gulangyu Island, China.

Ferry to Gulangyu Island Xiamen Fujian province China

1. August 2017. As amazing as the Chinese city of Xiamen undoubtedly is, the real inspiration for my trip to Fujian Province was the prospect of a visit to Gulangyu Island. Reached via a fifteen-minute ferry ride from Xiamen International Passenger Terminal, I was horribly unprepared for what an almighty battle it would be to […]

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My 5: Bailuzhou Park – Xiamen, China.

Bailuzhou Park Xiamen Fujian province China

1. August 2017. A nomadic friend of mine once described China as a place with “lots of beautiful things to see, nothing to do”. On more than one level, I know exactly what he meant. When it comes to Chinese cities I know what I’m gonna get in a round about way – another stunning […]

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My 5: Xiamen University, China.

Xiamen University Fujian province China

1. August 2017. I hadn’t even thought of visiting Xiamen University, not until a friend of mine suggested it. “It’s one of the most beautiful campuses in China!” she claimed, so off I went, full of anticipation. When I arrived at the entrance gates I was met by a long line of people snaking down […]

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My 5: Railroad Culture Park – Xiamen, China.

Railroad Culture Park Xiamen Fujian province China

1. August 2017. One of my favorite Xiamen experiences was this simple but ingenious nature trail in the southwest of the city. It stands as a towering testament to brilliant urban planning and creative reuse, with five kilometers of landscaped gardens set around a stretch of preserved rails. Popular with ramblers, dog walkers, joggers and […]

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