Happy Chinese New Year from Hainan!

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March 1st 2015
Published: March 10th 2015
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Becky and I spent our Chinese Spring Festival holiday around Sanya, Hainan Province. Hainan is the largest Chinese island and is located off the coast of northern Vietnam. The Chinese nickname Hainan the “Chinese Hawaii.” I think it’s actually more like the “Chinese Florida” because there are thousands (millions? Hard to say, really!) of retired people (mostly from Dong Bei = China’s N... Read Full Entry

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enjoying the fresh airenjoying the fresh air
enjoying the fresh air

first evening in Sanya. Lots of retired people come spend the winter in Sanya
buying a coconut...buying a coconut...
buying a coconut...

interesting clothes for cutting cocos...
our kitchen on the balconyour kitchen on the balcony
our kitchen on the balcony

in Crazy Chinatown along Sanya Bay, 5 minutes from the beach. Hard to believe...
How Chinese is the view from our balcony?!How Chinese is the view from our balcony?!
How Chinese is the view from our balcony?!

bamboo scaffolding on the other side
We rode to Yalong Bay. We rode to Yalong Bay.
We rode to Yalong Bay.

going through the Holiday Inn.
enjoying Yalong Bayenjoying Yalong Bay
enjoying Yalong Bay

we walked towards the military base, through the Holiday Inn private beach... there was nobody around. It was a miracle since 100 meters away the beach was awfully crowded!
cycling to Yalong Baycycling to Yalong Bay
cycling to Yalong Bay

mango plantation

10th March 2015
Beautiful setting at Yanoda

What a scene!
You have such a great attitude toward what might be, for me, massive overload. How great that you were able to enjoy the constant circus and also get out by yourselves on the beaches and mountain! Best wishes for another longish holiday, and Happy New Year!
11th March 2015
Beautiful setting at Yanoda

Happy Year of the Ram, Tara!
It's always nice to hear from you. How have you been? Certain beaches were super crowded in Hainan but I knew they would be. We managed to get away from it all. It was sunny, it was warm, we ate well, we had ice cream and tons of fruit every day, I got to practice my Chinese every day and see Becky finally relax... Life was great in Hainan!
12th March 2015
Happy in Sanya

Sacré Jérémy ! où que tu sois, tu trouves toujours des plages de rêve... et des jolies filles ! ;) merci pour tes nouvelles, c'est toujours un plaisir de te lire, bises de tes cousins d'Auvergne

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