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Published: January 21st 2010
1 beer $2
BBQ street food $1
Fresh fruit pocket change
Bottle of water $0.25
Five weeks holiday in the tropics in the middle of winter .........priceless
Yes, we are back in Sanya on the south coast of China for the first week of our Spring Festival holiday. Once again we are pigging out on Western food for now at Fat Daddy's and Casa Mia, both a five minute walk from where we are staying.
We have had breakfast at Fushan Coffee down the road a couple of times. They don't quite have the North American breakfast thing worked out but it is close enough and the coffee is delicious. They have bacon and eggs, along with a variety of other breakfast choices. And the orange juice is squeezed as you wait. After several months in Wuhan,we enjoy a little western food for a change.
Sanya Bay, the area we stay in, is not a destination for many foreigners. Most tend to stay in the more upscale resorts in other areas. We are surrounded by Chinese vacationing families for the most part. Our room is as nice as last years and, once again, we look across the road
to the beach and open ocean. We are about ten minutes away by taxi to the center of town but a long ways from the crowded resorts where most westerners hang out.
So far, we have been doing lots of walking and enjoying the heat. There is always lots to see as you stroll down the beach during the day or night. As in Wuhan, the place comes alive at night with people dancing in large groups here and there, portable karaoke springing up in various locations, and tons of fireworks.
Some young guy tried to pickpocket Nancy last night but we decided he needed a lot more practice. Luckily, he got away before she had time to give him a right hook. This is the biggest holiday of the year so I am sure there are lots of them around.
This afternoon we are off to the hot springs.
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