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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on our way to Yalong Bayon our way to Yalong Bay
on our way to Yalong Bay

People ready to pick up strawberries
Happy Chinese New Year!Happy Chinese New Year!
Happy Chinese New Year!

2015 is the Year of the Ram
afternoon dancing at Sanya Bayafternoon dancing at Sanya Bay
afternoon dancing at Sanya Bay

There's always something happening along the beach
Facing Phoenix IslandFacing Phoenix Island
Facing Phoenix Island

cycling along Sanya Bay
old neighborhoodold neighborhood
old neighborhood

not far from the docks
by the docks, selling shrimpby the docks, selling shrimp
by the docks, selling shrimp

and ice being delivered right behind
cycling through the old towncycling through the old town
cycling through the old town

it will be gone in a few months
the last few families who live in the old Sanyathe last few families who live in the old Sanya
the last few families who live in the old Sanya

few narrow streets left. Newly built apartment buildings right behind. Last Spring Festival in their homes?
this is what is happening (has happened) to the old Sanyathis is what is happening (has happened) to the old Sanya
this is what is happening (has happened) to the old Sanya

This has been happening in every single city in China for the last 10 years.

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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