My elder daughter and son visited China for a couple of weeks and we took a trip to Fujian.
We left SZ on Monday afternoon and took the fast train to Xiamen, getting into our hotel on Zhong Shan Pedestrian Street at about 8pm. It seems that Xiamen eats early because we had trouble finding a good restaurant open at that time. We spent Tuesday wandering around that area and took a speedboat to Gulangyu Island. It was hot, sticky and very crowded. Not as interesting as I'd expected.
On Wednesday we took the fast train to Ningde then the bus to Shouning, close to the home valley of our guide. We had a very good time there meeting her extended family and friends for meals in restaurants and homes. We spent one day in a van going to the home valley - very impressive for its isolation and scenery. A good visit, but only worthwhile with a guide.
On Saturday we took the same van to Wuyishan and spent a couple of days hiking plus a bamboo raft trip. We were shown a good food street and ate there all three evenings. The town map shows a bar street, but it's just open fields as yet.
We flew back to Xiamen and took the train back to SZ on the Tuesday. The trip was a bit rushed because my daughter could only get two weeks off work. We could have done with another couple of days in Wuyishan, or should have skipped Xiamen.
The photos are in this album.