Hangzhou East

Heading to Putian today.  I picked up my train ticket and got through security with an hour to spare.  While waiting in the very short 取票排队 (ticket collection queue) I heard a couple of 外国人 (foreigner) women in front of me say they only had seven minutes…  They went to … See more...


Arriving in Putian.

This is just a “flying visit” to Putian – only here for one night to see EX’s school and get a feel for the place.

Thanks to EX for the welcome, showing me her school, and for arranging a happy meal with her mum and a couple … See more...


This morning it really felt like being in the countryside, rather than a city of nearly 2 million people.  Birds and crickets chirping, chickens clucking, and cockerel crowing.

After breakfast, EX took me to her church, then we had lunch and a look around the university.


Finally, EX drove … See more...