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Surfing Hainan Open Goes Live on the Net

Apologies for the oceans of time since the previous post. Among the many things keeping us from blogging are preparations for the Second Surfing Hainan Open on November 6-8.

The First Annual Sanya Music Festival, June 27-28, 2009

We’re not letting you off lightly. Pack up your guts, trunks, bikini, shades, SPF30 and your best sense of adventure. You’ve got things to do before the rocking starts at the First Annual Sanya Music Festival…
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Ultimate Pyjama Accessories #43: The Segway

Aw c’mon, mobile phones, man bags, cigars, cocktails with curly straws and umbrellas in the top… they’re all just like so NOT NOW, like so way back last week or something, LOL, ROFL, :) , etc.

In the Sanya beach style happenin’, the cool points are all with the Segway now, that sleek combination of übermodern silent mobility, gravity defiance and spinning gyros. read on…

Sanya Windsurfers Compete Over the Naming of Things

Warm winds have blown through Sanya for nearly a month now, so we recently doused ourselves in sunscreen and headed off to Sanya Bay to try out the latest on offer in sailing and windsurfing. Read on…

Children Are Just God’s Way of Telling You to Get Out of the Smoke

The turning point for Sheldon Habiger, one of the founding partners of Element Fresh, came on a damp January day in Shanghai, 2006.

After eight years in Shanghai, and two weeks before the start of the ear-splitting pyrotechnics to welcome the Year of the Dog, Sheldon watched his young son – suffering from asthma and allergies and intermittently deaf – walk a few short steps and then stop in exhaustion.

Enough was enough. “We have to leave,” Sheldon said to his wife, Linda. “We just have to go.” read on

Sanya – Life’s a Beach, but Which One?

Ah, the life! Sun, sea, sand, waves gently toppling over, a tube of SPF 30, a stiffening breeze, the warm, red glow on the back of your eyelids…. Here is a quickie guide to Sanya’s main beaches.[...]

Seeing Stars at Sanya’s Hotels

Sanya has more than a hundred hotels. Together they have more stars than an Elvis impersonator’s jump suit. Here is a short introduction to some of those hotels.

(We have to say that this page is a work in progress, mainly because we’re not the type of people that get to stay in beautiful hotels very often. However, we have visited most of the main hotels in Sanya over the last few months, and here are some of the ones we like the look of…(more)

 
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