Weekend trip to Sanya, the touristy area of Hainan! It’s the Hawaii of China, but beaches and sunshine come at a price! (Spoiler: my nose ends up looking like Rudolph’s.)
Friday, July 4th, 1:14pm
Today after lunch, Euca casually mentioned to me, “This weekend, we’ll go on another trip! Two days this time, and we’ll come back on Sunday.” It definitely took me by surprise. I knew that Euca had wanted to visit the beach in Sanya while her twin sister, Nana, was visiting from the States, but I had no idea that we would leave so quickly. That’s two weekends in a row, now – not that I’m complaining. Euca really does spoil me.
Friday, July 4th, 6:27pm
Two hours into our drive to Sanya, and I think I’m finally done with sleeping in the car. When I woke up, I didn’t recognize the dark shapes on the horizon, and I thought they were just really dark clouds until I realized that they were actually mountains. You don’t get those in Iowa. There’s also a crater near here that keeps this part of the island hot year round which would come in handy during the winter at ISU.
Friday, July 4th, 8:35pm
This is so beyond perfect. I never dreamed I’d be spending my 4th of July swinging on a hammock strung up between two palm trees on the beach. I’m listening to the music from the live band playing at the restaurant next to the ocean, I can hear crashing of waves in the background, and when I look up, I can see the stars. I love it. Continue reading “Sunny Sanya”