Arrival, adjusting, learning – first week
My arrival to Xiamen from Beijing was intense due to a thunder storm that we arrived into. My connector flight from Beijing to Xiamen was delayed for well over 2 hours putting me in Xiamen around 2:30 AM Wed, July 2 — despite my rough arrival I was have had a mild case of jet lag. The whole trip took a little over 24 hours from Baltimore BWI Airport.
Here is a view of Xiamen from the hotel where I am staying at the moment. Believe it or not, I am staying at a very nice place called the Armed Police Sanatorium – a place next to where police are trained for service. The hotel rents out space when there are rooms available, which are reasonable. Xiamen University is a 10 minute walk from the hotel. Early this morning I did some field recordings just under the trees in the foreground of cicadas that I will post sounds from shortly along with some photographs of the beautifully sounding creatures.