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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Xiamen, China

I really liked Xiamen, a port city close to Taiwan. It is laid back and is not as polluted as other cities in China. People seem to enjoy life there. I had the best Korean and Sichuan food in Xiamen -- to the chagrin of my Korean and Chinese friends... Gulangyu, an island off of Xiamen, used to be a colonial outpost. As you can tell from the pics, the architecture is distinctively western...


Pei said...

Congrats on the new site and the speedy loading of your photos!

Xiamen reminds me of this Chinese soap opera I watched when I was little. It was basically a rip off of Les Miserables, set in China and adapted to fit the Chinese Revolution. All the buildings were like the ones in your Xiamen photos. :)

Cat said...

Haha -- you'll have to tell me about the soap opera... maybe they filmed it there.