Tag Archives: Hainan

those damn airport-goodbyes

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I had to part ways with Juli and leave the tropical paradise today. We all know the reason: I’ll have to get back on the way asap if I want to get anywhere before the Central Asian winter. It’s not easy though: I’ll first have to take a flight to Xi’an (or rather: Xianyang) and […]


the last beach

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Yalong Bay 亚龙湾 is probably the most famous beach in Sanya: Luckily though, its location 15km east of town seem to be able to shield it off from the tourist masses that usually crowd up other beaches like Dadonghai (russians too): Some parts of Yalong Bay are actually very quiet and have an almost deserted […]


Monkey Island I & II

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Play them! … We took a trip to a place called Monkey Island 猴岛 today: …which is not really an island btw. Lots and lots of little monkeys there though – some of them enslaved… …and others just chillin’: I failed to find out the total number of free monkeys that were residing on the […]


the good, the bad & the ugly

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This is a leaf from the rain forest: This is a weird fruit from the rain forest: And here’s a huge spider, also from the rain forest: I think including its legs it was about as large as my hand (not just my palm!), but I didn’t go near to take a more exact measurement. […]


cute as a button

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We took a boat to a place called Wuzhizhou Island 蜈支州岛 today: What a haven of serenity – where the ocean likes to gently play with the shore… …Juli’s tan is slowly getting darker and darker… (yeah I know, it’s hard to see it from here) …and my belly is rapidly getting fatter and fatter: […]


Russians too

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Remember I told you about the invisible russians before? Well, they’ve gotten pretty…visible now: Almost everything, every hotel and restaurant at Dadonghai 大东海 sports a sign in Russian and Chinese. …and then there are even some places that seem to cater only to Russians: There are some cultural differences though. For instance, the Russians seem […]


who’s reading Anna Seghers?

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I was feeling a lot better today, so we went out: Ah yes, that’s right: We went to a very nice place… There were even some stranded jellyfish: We took a walk along the beach when we got to an artificial island called Phoenix Island 凤凰岛 – they’re planning to build a multiple star hotel […]


three dreams

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Upon arrival in a perfect holiday location, the first thing I do is I get sick. Just my kind of luck. … When I woke up this morning my arms felt really heavy, and I had this headache as if someone had knocked me over with a two-by-four. Juli obviously thought I looked like shit, […]


fly south

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Well, this is good: Sanya- city of palm trees and coconuts.