Hello everyone! Back with the last bit of our China trip. You can read all the other parts under the Xiamen Series category. Right so the last full day in Xiamen was a real packed day. We selected a few of the main tourist attractions in town and visited them as quickly as we could. Why? It was hot. So hot that sweat was dripping off me like a waterfall – like this. Sorry for the disgusting image.
Hello! I am back to continue penning down our travel tales to Xiamen. Last time I wrote about Xiamen I wrote about our visit to the Fujian Tulou which were beautiful village clusters by the countryside. Our family village though, is the complete opposite. In fact you would probably not know you have stumbled upon a village if you walked pass it. Let me show you why:
As the title suggests we took a day-trip to visit one of the world famous Fujian Tulou cluster. So a little background on the Tulou. They are round or rectangular earthen structures built by the Hakka in the mountainous areas as their homes. Tulous were built with a compact mixture of earth, stone, wood and a few other things which I cannot recall. These magnificent structures were built without a single nail yet, they have withstood the test of time for over 600 years. The Fujian Tulou were listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site in 2008. There is so much to it that I think it would be best for me to refer you to the Unesco page as they are probably better at relaying history than I am.
Hello all! I have been a busy bee this week because the baby sister is around. We have been spending time together doing all that sister time stuff. It has been great having her around and I can even have her help me do some filming for the Sarawak Kolo Mee post that will be up next (promise! ). In the mean time I thought I’d continue writing about our trip to China.
Remember in the last post how I said that we visited Gulangyu and that it was a nightmare? Well this is where you will learn all about it.