• Appetizers for Going South

    by  • January 25, 2008 • China • 2 Comments

    posted by Sarah

    For Spring Festival, the college gave out boxes of apples and oranges to each teacher; since we both work there we got two of each. That amounts to 60 apples (Fuji), and approximately 80 oranges.

    So far, we’ve gone through 1 box of oranges thanks to the purchase of a juicer (not electric) and some rigorous arm work. Tall glasses of fresh-squeezed, utterly sweet golden juice are just the thing to imagine sunny tropics instead of our freezing, poorly insulated apartment. Luckily, we won’t have to imagine for much longer; we will be leaving for our vacation down south next week.

    Here is a short itinerary:

    Hangzhou: 3 days
    Hong Kong: 3 days
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 4 days
    Penang, Malaysia: 5 days
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 2 days
    Hong Kong: 1 or 2 days
    Chaozhou & Shantou: 2 days
    Xiamen & Gulang Yu: 2 days

    Pictures will be forthcoming. Hooray for vacations!



    Sarah grew up in Colorado but considers herself a Chinese-Malaysian-English-American. Her favorite thing to do is read in bed, or some sunny spot on a couch.

    2 Responses to Appetizers for Going South

    1. Foosh
      January 25, 2008 at 5:53 pm

      You guys are going to love Hong Kong! Definitely hit-up the craziest night market ever in Kowloon, which is across the bay from Hong Kong. You can either take the ferry across or the subway under. The ferry is cheaper and more fun.There is also a hopping club district with a very British flair on Hong Kong island. The best view in HK is from a mall on the very top of the island. Also if you have time/money there is an island called Camel that is a (45 min?) ferry ride and there are no cars allowed – just a few local tractors. All in all it’s way different (and far more pricey) than any city in China and you’ll dig it.

    2. Mark Heng
      February 5, 2008 at 11:21 pm

      Hey hey hey, Sounds like a blast, good luck with the transportation (saw the near riot train crowds on CNN last night)…

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