21.04.2009 - 21.04.2009
I traveled to Fangchenggang, a coastal town in Guangxi province, with some colleagues for a meeting. While there we looked at several project sites and stopped at the beach. We drove right onto the sand in the car! There was a peculiar high tide mark in the sand. All along the beach was a line of stranded dead jellyfish. They were LARGE jellyfish. I don't know why they all became stranded, perhaps some seasonal ocean current, or part of their mating cycle? We were fascinated by them. My Chinese colleagues seemed a bit disgusted by them, even though they eat such things for dinner. It was kind of sad to see so many dead jellies, but the sun reflecting from their shiny bodies made a beautiful glowing line all the way down the beach. My camera didn't capture the effect very well, but you get the idea. And for lunch after our meeting, nothing but seafood. Luckily the broth in the crab soup didn't taste like crab, and there was a dish of boiled greens and some rolls that were not fishy.