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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

Two’s Company, Tree’s a Hotel Room

We’ve just taken a lightning tour of the Sanya treehouse hotel – lightning because the usual entry fee to the Sanya Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone, which hosts the hotel, is 150 yuan per person. Our host, Leon, could get us in for free, but only for half an hour. He floored the accelerator on our golf cart, delivering us to the site with just enough time for some ooohs and aaahs and the taking of photographs… (more)

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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