Jonny Blair in Xiamen, Fujian, China - living a lifestyle of travel

Backpacking in Xiamen: My First ‘X’ City, Fujian, China

Xiamen intrigued me immediately for one peculiar reason – it’s beginning letter. I was sure that until 2012 I had never been to a city beginning with the letter ‘x’. The nearest I had come was when I was in Taiwan and got a train at Xincheng Station near Hualien, and stayed in the city Read more about Backpacking in Xiamen: My First ‘X’ City, Fujian, China[…]

Jonny Blair a lifestyle of travel visiting Gu Lang Yu island in Fujian Province of China

Gu Lang Yu Island, Fujian Province, China

Another of my incredible China adventures in recent times involved a visit to this crazy island known as Gu Lang Yu! Basically it’s an island off the coast of the Fujian Province and is reached by ferry from the city of Xiamen, itself another interesting Chinese city which I have yet to write about separately! Read more about Gu Lang Yu Island, Fujian Province, China[…]

3 Unknown and Unusual World Heritage Sites in China!

So to China again – the world’s most populated country!! Now, when you think of World Heritage Sites in China you must mean The Great Wall, The Forbidden Palace, The Terracotta Warriors, etc…?? No, sorry, not today and not for this travelling Northern Irishman. China was the first Asian country I ever visited and my Read more about 3 Unknown and Unusual World Heritage Sites in China![…]

Fujian Bus Trip: Shuyang Town to Xiamen

  There’s something dreamy to me about China and Taiwan. It’s a bit hard to explain. It’s like you’re stepping into another world. I haven’t found the same type of feeling on anywhere else on my travels, not even Hong Kong or Macao. Both of which are to a political extent under the rule of Read more about Fujian Bus Trip: Shuyang Town to Xiamen[…]

Fujian Tour Part 9: The Qingde Building, Our Accomodation

The amount of random places I have stayed surprises even myself. This particular overnight dwelling ranks as one of the oddest but undoubtedly one of the most spectacular. We stayed in an ancient Earthen Tulou Building in the Fujian Province of China, the building itself dates back to 1743. This could well be the oldest Read more about Fujian Tour Part 9: The Qingde Building, Our Accomodation[…]

Fujian Tour Part 8 – Nightfall in Taxia Village *

No trip to the outstanding World Heritage Earthen Buildings region of Fujian Province would be complete without spending a night in one of them. Which is what Panny and I did, sleeping in the Qingde Building, which has been converted into a wonderful “hotel”. We were in Room 39 on the top floor (the third Read more about Fujian Tour Part 8 – Nightfall in Taxia Village *[…]

Changqi Building Gaobei Hamlet Gaotou Village Fujian Province China

Fujian Tour Part 7 – Taxia Village By Day and De Yuan Tang

Our spectacular tour of the inland part of the Fujian Province of China ended in Taxia Village, where we were staying for the night. The day tour had been phenomenal. We got to see a host of traditional Fujian Earthen Tulou Buildings and were glad of a fantastic place to stay for the night. Of Read more about Fujian Tour Part 7 – Taxia Village By Day and De Yuan Tang[…]

Fujian Tour Part 6 – Gaobei Hamlet, Gaotou Village

Panny and I were on an all day tour of the Earthen Buildings in the Fujian Province of China. After going inside the highly impressive “King of Tulou” (Chengqi Building), we decided to walk up the hill behind it to get a view of the town. We didn’t realise the actual town was so big Read more about Fujian Tour Part 6 – Gaobei Hamlet, Gaotou Village[…]

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