Xiamen was a new city for me and it was interesting to see … It’s a large commercial city with a lot of traffic. We visited Gu Lang Yu Island, a resort spot for the Chinese, a lovely temple that they are adding on and enjoyed yet another multi-course meal at the Marine Hotel. It never ceases to amaze me that no mater how many group meals I get, I always find a new dish on the revolving table mount. I love surprises.
Chinese brides and grooms have their photos taken before the wedding in all kinds of picturesque places, including this island.
Joanne Gardner is Amsterdam’s future cruise consultant.