"China's Hawaii?!?" Top 5 Page for this destination Xiamen by Marisola
Xiamen Travel Guide: 186 reviews and 670 photos
I was looking for a job for the summer of 2002 in China and chose a job in Xiamen, China. I had heard it was an island off the Southeast coast of China called "China's Hawaii," and thought of beaches and palm trees....
What I found there was actually a more commercial place with high-rises like Manhattan or Hong Kong!
Although it wasn't what I had expected, I loved it there!!! Be sure to look at my travelogue below on "My Life in China." China is great!!!
- Pros:Everything is cheap, city is vibrant and alive!
- Cons:Very Hot and Crowded! Better Speak Chinese!
Yes, that's right. It's called xiuxi or wushui in Chinese, and it is very commonplace. Just after lunchtime, you will... more travel advice
I love swimming -- and swimming in the ocean is the best because of all of the nature around you! Xiamen is an island,... more travel advice
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