Yalong Bay, China

The beaches were quite warm as was the water.  Each day the crowds grew and soon there was little room to park if you came too late into the day.  All of the Chinese people were polite and calm and I thought of how the Chinese culture revered public reputation and people were leery to cause any kind of commotion.  This is such a contrast to America where some fool is always playing his music too loud, talking too loud or otherwise making a spectacle of themselves.  The tranquil harmony of China is quite soothing and made for a relaxing vacation.

Not only was the air temperature warm but the water was warm as well.  We are as far south on the globe as Vietnam and we must have been in the water for 1/2 of the day.

By mid day, the beaches were packed.  We met a few Americans, they were the only Americans we saw our entire time on Hainan.  We saw many Russians, not as many as the Chinese but the Russians were the only Europeans we saw.  It is very difficult for Russians to get visas to western Europe or to America and Canada so Hainan makes a popular destination for the old E-block countries.

Burying themselves in the sand never seems to get old for the Chinese.  Every day I saw at least a half-dozen people buried in the sand…


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digging to America

On the beach we saw an English-Chinese boy digging in the sand with his father.  I couldn’t resist, “Look, he’s digging all the way to America.”  I know that its not possible to dig all the way to China by digging a hole in the ground in America, but as kids we all wondered if it was possible.

As Chinese New Year approaches the hotels are packing out; it seems that more and more people arrive each day…

The beaches were packing out and I could only wonder what this place would look like in a week; we would be in Guilin, but here, there would be fireworks and all kinds of celebrations.  I almost wish we were staying, so we did the best we could relaxing and swimming.  The Amazon Kindle became an invaluable beach tool and we read many books while listening to the sound of the surf and the smell of the salt water and suntan lotion.


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