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Slow Boat to Xiamen Our family took the "Slow Boat" to China (HK to Xiamen, 18 hours) in Sept. 1988 because Chinese food was too expensive in America. We chose Xiamen (formerly Amoy) simply because Xiamen University was China's only campus in 1988 that accepted students with dependents--but we're glad we chose Xiamen.

The Browns--Susan, Matthew, Shannon and Bill, in the Mongolian Restaurant in Xiamen  Amoy Magic--Guide to Xiamen and Fujian  t Susan Marie's parents, John and Ann Valentine for Amoy Sue (Susan Marie Allison Brown)Allison, taught English in Taiwan universities for 30 years, so she was born and raised in Taiwan. In other words, made in Taiwan (good quality, Bill notes, but no warranty). Young Sue Allison was a swimmer and cheerleader at Taiwan's Morrison Academy in Taichung (Taizhong).

Bill was in Taiwan from '76 to '78 while he was an airman and missile specialist in the U.S. Air Force. He became interested in China because of mainland propaganda leaflets dropped by a balloon right onto Air Force headquarters. He didn't believe any of the rosy propaganda, but it piqued his interest. In '88, Bill and Sue in front of the dancing fountains of Yuandang Lake Xiamen ten years after leaving Taiwan, the Browns got off the "Slow Boat" in Xiamen and have lived on this enchanting island ever since.

We became Fujian's first foreign permanent residents in 1992, and in 1994 we drove our van, "Toy Ota", over 40,000 km around China to Tibet and Back.  We went from Xiamen to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia, across part of the Silk Road (which isn't all that silky), over a 17,300 foot pass to Tibet and back.  And we found that every place in China is unique, but overall--there's no place like our adopted home of Xiamen.

Matthew Brown Graduation Photo 2007 Xiamen China University of Nebraska  Lincoln Extended Education Bill has taught at Xiamen University MBA Center since 1989, and written books, articles, TV programs, and eaten lots of Chinese food.
Shannon in April 2007 at the Mandarin Seaview by the Xiamen Exhibition Center
Shannon is now 23, and just married Jan. 1st, 2009, to Miki! (See "Xiamen's Kiss of the Year").  He is now working at Xiamen's first (and still my favorite) international hotel, the Millennium Harbourview Hotel Xiamen.

Matthew, 21, is at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.  Matt chose Arkansas because, having grown up in Xiamen, it was easier for him to go from one developing country to another.

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Shannon B (Pan Shenneng 潘神能)
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