Zhangzhou, Fujian province, is considered one of China’s fiery hot furnaces of China. After stepping off the cool air conditioned bus, immediately I had a minor headache due to the sudden drastic change in temperature. It was quite hot. However, aside from this, the reason I came here was because my friend, 曹坤梁, agreed to accompany me to Xiamen if I were willing to go Zhangzhou with him to bring some stuff back from his university dorm. It was nice visiting his university, albeit, I felt like I don’t belong in such a setting anymore, despite the fact that I haven’t official graduated. On another note, It is still nice to know that I get occasional stares from attractive girls. Sighs. Gotta cherish this while you are young. But not to the point where it inflates your ego to the point of explosion.
“Located in the south of Fujian Province and in the Lower reaches of Nine-dragon River, Zhangzhou is one of the central cities of the Xiamen-Zhangzhou-Quanzhou Economic Zone, and has the title of national historic and cultural city. Zhangzhou belonged to the Yue State in the Warring States Period and it was founded as a county in the Jin Dynasty. Later a state was set up in the Tang Dynasty. The name of Zhangzhou derives from a river nearby called the Zhang River. In the late Song Dynasty, some residents of Zhangzhou had begun to migrate to Taiwan Island. Zhangzhou is one of the major native places where oversea Chinese and Taiwan compatriots settled”
Zhangzhou was nice. Plus, the time that I arrived (16:00) was an opportune moment when the sun casted a more appropriate light to accent the natural beauties of the city. However, I would not come again. This was a one time trip.
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*These experiences were made possible by the Gilman Scholarship