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Tagged With: xiamen

Is Xiamen the Most Bike-Friendly City in the World?

Recently Xiamen has been getting a lot of attention from the world because of a new bike path. Not just a bike path but the world’s longest elevated bike path. It’s almost 5 miles long and built like a little bike highway with exits and entrances along the path, all hovering over the street (and … Continue reading »

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Post Typhoon Clean-Up

You know, whenever there is a natural disaster we always see real-time pictures and video over the drama that it wrought. But we hardly ever see the after pictures or any of the clean up effort outside of the first few days. So how does a major natural disaster change a place long term? Seeing … Continue reading »

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Settling in a Routine when you Hate Routine

I know I’ve been a bit quiet on this blog recently. It’s not because I stopped doing things, or because I’m tired of writing. It’s also not because I’m so busy I don’t have the time. It’s more than now my life has a schedule¬†and an order that repeats week after week. Yep, the girl … Continue reading »

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I Won an Award!

  Yes it was a sports award, no it wasn’t badminton, and no it wasn’t for playing. I won the #1 Fan for the Xiamen Ultimate Frisbee Bailu Team! I can almost hear some of you laughing but let me ‘splain how awesome it is. We had the year end party recently. I should say … Continue reading »

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Mid-Autumn Festival and Bobing!

While the America’s were enjoying their blood moon, we had just finished worshiping the moon ourselves here in China. The lunar eclipse coincided with Mid-Autumn festival, a day you are supposed to gaze at the full moon, eat moon cakes and enjoy the day off. (Sadly, the lunar eclipse was during the daylight hours in … Continue reading »

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A Good Night for a Walk

Friday night my friends and I all went out to our “local watering hole,” to celebrate the birthday of our friend Adam. Through the shots, loud music and flashing lights I asked my friend Rebecca what she was doing the next day. “I’m walking around Xiamen. It’s 50km,” she told me. “Huh, sounds cool. Can … Continue reading »

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Typhoon Season in Southern China

Living in southern China sure does bring some exciting weather. Spring is the rainy season, but it’s not normal rain, it’s tropical rain storms which come out of nowhere, throws down fire and brimstone for 20 minutes and then blows away.¬†It’s so quick and sporadic my friends and I all checked to see if others … Continue reading »

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Ultimate Frisbee in China

From time to time you’ve seen me talk about Ultimate Frisbee on my blog. I talked about playing Frisbee in my fit life, and I went on about how Frisbee is gonna kill us alllllllll. Despite not actually playing a game (I’m too scared after it took not four weeks like I thought, but four … Continue reading »

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The Red Dress Hash House Harrier Walk! (Say that 5 times fast.)

I’ve written about the Hash House Harriers and I’ve been doing the walk with some regularity (maybe once a month, though they now have walked 2-3 times per month). But this weekend was a special walk, it was the “Red Dress Hash.” The Red Dress run is a Hash House Harrier unique tradition. It dates … Continue reading »

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Suddenly I Hate Xiamen

So you know how I was living in this bubble of perfect days, with perfect friends and perfect food and perfect fun? Well, that bubble just popped. No, my friends are still fun and amazing, the food is off-the-charts delicious and everyday has a million fun activities. But now I don’t want to do anything … Continue reading »

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