On an island which is linked to the Fujian province located on the south eastern coast of China, anxiously waiting for her mommy to pick her up. :) Oolong tea is produced in Fujian. You can also look on the map to see Guangxi in southern China where Sage is from and Hubei in middle-southern China where Piper is from.
Xiamen City, an island right on the coast of China.... I will travel to Fuzhou as that is where the Civil Affairs office is but would love to visit Xiamen if at all possible. I believe Xiamen is about 3 hours from Fuzhou and I would have to do this before I get Paisley . I do not want her returning to the orphanage after placement as this can be upsetting and confusing to a child. The weather is warm and humid (ewww) there so the end of February travel would be nice indeed. :) Xiamen is an island city with a rich a exciting history complete with pirates and European merchants. Being a port city it is now linked to mainland Fujian.
Xiamen Nanputo Temple, 1,000 years old situated below the Five Old Gentlemen Peaks in the southern part of the island. I have heard they serve delightful vegetarian dishes.
Shown here is Proboscis Peak above Nanputuo Temple. The Rock is shaped like a person's nose. But, the best thing about Xiamen is....
this little sweetie.... our precious XiaoHua .