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Just returned

After the Winter Course 2005

We’d just finished winter course and had some travel arranged … we took off for Hainan.
Hainan is in the south of China. Actually a tropical island.
We spent our time in Sanya, Xinlong and Haiko
A few of us even managed to scuba dive
I did well until I came to the edge of the reef and was staring into the abyss
As a place to vacation
It’s warm. It’s beautiful and it was relaxing.
It’s also very inexpensive
It was the first time for our little boy,Wyatt, to play in the sand.
At first he cried and then he did not want to leave.
I think most of our teachers and staff felt the same way.
Jiji really loved playing in the ocean. She was always surrounded by adults
The island is beautiful. At least three times a day someone suggested that we open a school and stay in Sanya.
Today we’ll return to the office.
We are now in Hunan Province
The city,Changsha, is bigger than Surabaya but has
less visible nightlife. I suspect there’s a whole lot
of  nightlife,but haven’t ventured out
As you may know,Emily and I have a son now
Wyatt was born on March 29th,here in Changsha
Jiji is attending a kindergarten here and her Chinese
is very good now
Grace studied Chinese the year before and is now working at EF as an assistant
We returned. It wasn’t too painful.
This trip might have been the reason we decided to return to Indonesia and open our TEFL certification course.

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14 responses to “Just returned”

  1. Monica says:

    OMG! Hainan iss soo goin to visitt Hainan this i was lookin for! I lovee ur post..thank u very much! And im gettin very excited! i want to go right now!

  2. Wayne says:

    You’re welcome
    Hainan is a very special place
    Sanya is the city to be in
    All the best,Wayne

  3. Yolanda M says:

    Lucky you Mr.Wayne… cause i think you hv visited a place that almost exactly HEAVEN
    …i bet you hv so much fun there …. i wish i could go there someday!!!! by the way thanks for your post .. i know where to go for my holidays…!

  4. Mirjam says:


    We will be there second week of May this year, could you tell me where this photo is taken?

  5. Mirjam says:


    Could you tell me where exactly you took this picture? Name of hotel located near?

  6. Wayne says:

    I couldn’t tell as it was taken by one of the teachers in the group, and I’m not sure who
    I’m reasonably sure it was taken in Sanya.

  7. etienne says:

    none can you send me the pic to my email/ and tell me perhaps where it is wowwwwww sutch a nice place
    wish was there already
    etienne veenstra the netherlands

  8. Wayne says:

    That’s fine
    Always good to have more people reading
    What is your blog about?
    All the best,Wayne

  9. Beau says:

    Hi there
    This sounds amazing!
    Where can I find a teaching job near Sanya? I’m a south African first language speaker with a degree and TESOL certificate. Kindly Email me on

  10. Vini says:

    Hi there,

    Are you sure the picture is Hainan???
    Because i’m pretty sure it’s a hotel in Moorea, FRENCH POLYNESIA…

  11. Wayne says:

    Fairly sure it’s Hainan. Although I didn’t take the photo. It was part of a group of photos taken by teachers and staff.

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