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January 3, 2007, Last day in Sanya, China

It was the last day for us to stay together. I was scheduled to fly to Shanghai, and subsequently to Narita on that day. Katya was staying one more day in Sanya.  The next day, she would fly to Beijing, stay one night there, and fly to Vladivostok. We walked around the town and left at the airport. Katya was planning to come to Japan in April to start learning Japanese in a Japanese school in Kofu. I was busy preparing many bureaucratic forms to get a student visa for her, which was more complicated than the tourist visa to Japan the year before. I did not feel too sad … Continue reading

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January 2, 2007 in Sanya, China

We went to the town to rent bicycles. The price was much lower than renting at Holiday Inn.  We rent funny bikes. The downtown is on the beach, and many rivers run through it. We enjoyed riding downtown.  There were many hotels, and good coffee shops and restaurants were easy to find in them. We stayed in town till it got dark. This was the last evening in Sanya for two of us. We went out on the beach to have a bottle of wine with cheese.

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New Year’s Day, 2007 in Sanya, China

New Year’s Day was a fine day as usual in China.  We went to the beach in front of Holiday Inn. Everybody must have stayed up late; the beach was empty. We had lunch at the coffee shop by the beach and walked by it. We headed for Nanwan Monkey Island taking a cable car. At the entrance, a big statue of philosopher welcomed us. The island was literally full of monkeys. All the monkeys live outside.  Visitors can freely see them live. It was a paradise for monkeys.  We found a swimming pool for them. After dinner, we rent bicycles at the hotel.  Katya had not been riding it … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve, 2006 in Sanya, China

Katya had recommended to stay by Yalong Bay, but I was not able to find a hotel to stay in for 5 days running.  So we stayed at a different hotel on December 29 and 30. On December 31, we moved to a different hotel, “Holiday Inn Resort, Yalong Bay, Sanya” to celebrate the New Year to come. I have stayed in Holiday Inns many times, and this hotel is the biggest and the best among Holiday Inns even now. We walked by the river. Many new apartment were seen.  There must be more now. There were many Russians in Sanya.  Katya, by the way people talked, found out many … Continue reading

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December 30, 2006 in Sanya, China

I started writing about our holiday in Sanya on March 10, which was interrupted by the earthquake the next day.  I restart it. The first day was tiring; Katya arrived in Sanya from Vladivostok and I from Kofu. The next day, December 30, we woke up late and  went to the park, “End of the world“.  It was a good touristic place but with very few foreigners. The ocean was beautiful.  Some touristic attractions, too, mainly for Chinese people. like souvenir shopping and eating out.  Katya and I tried a motor-boat ride. Chinese people call Sanya, “Hawaii in China”.  Yes, if you chose “Hawaii” in China, this must be the … Continue reading

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