The Lychees And The Bear

0675_15-07-04_CNI love Lychees and being in China at the time when they had just started to ripen was wonderful. The luxury of being able to pick them off the tree and eat them! The grounds of the Xichan Temple in Fuzhou was full of Lychee trees.

It was a timeless and peaceful place and there were moments when I could have been in a China of 1000 years ago. In a peaceful moment watching the gathering of the Lychees and talking to a friendly monk I discovered that the temple also harboured a dangerous bear …


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