China highlights – Xiamen

We left Tianjin and flew south to Xiamen, a port city with warm weather and palm trees!

We stayed on a gorgeous canal and were finally able to run outside along the water.

Xiamen_canal

It was great to run in the warmth, but it was tough on our knees! All the sidewalks were made of granite.

We walked around a lot, enjoyed their main shopping street, ate great Italian, and visited Gulangyu Island.

Gulanygu is a pedestrian-only island popular among Chinese honeymooners. The narrow streets together with the architecture give the island a European feel.

Xiamen_Gulangyu

Zhongshan Road is a pedestrian shopping street. There are tons of boutique stores and tea shops everywhere.

Xiamen_shop

It’s a great place to people watch (plenty of adorable Chinese kids) and take in the local culture.

Xiamen_kid

We had a lot of fun in Xiamen but couldn’t wait to get to Hong Kong!!

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16 responses to “China highlights – Xiamen

  1. So did you take that baby as a souvenir?? Hahaha

  2. So interesting that you get that European flavor in China! And sidewalks made of granite–wow. I think I would have had to take that baby home! ; )

  3. very nice!
    My aunt lives in hong kong, so i’ve been in the past – loved the place 🙂

  4. Where did you find that baby???? 🙂

  5. I would have tried to sneak one of those adorable kids into my suit case with me : )

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  7. runnerbydefault

    Running outside in new places is the best!

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