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Travel Blogs from Qingdao
Today we had a very long walk into Qingdao. First we stopped by at Carrefour (qui!) because we wanted some local sweets to bring back, also Vero's watch has stopped and needed a new battery.
The Carrefour supermarket was a maize of food, more like a market then a supermarket. You could buy:
Fresh meat, dried meat, braised duck, all sorts of …
After a hearty buffet at thew hotel and packing our stuff for the first time in 5 days we said our goodbyes to the friendly hotel staff and trekked away to Dongsi Subway Station. Hotel staff were very surprised we did not want a taxi - seems it is still uncommon for their guests to take the local transport.
New train station for us (South …
... is impossible to hail a taxi in Qingdao. According to Ray, the news even reported that it was one of the most difficult cities in China to find a cab. What we did eventually find was a "private" cab (read just someone's car) that was willing to take us to the fabled bar street!
It would have been nice if that were the end of the story but nope. Our private driver took us 20 minutes out of the ...
Into the Deep End
What did I really know about Qingdao before arriving? Not much. You probably already know, but Qingdao is the home of the most famous ****** Chinese beer in the world: Tsing Tao! Yes if you've ever had a bottle, you can thank those German colonial rulers from 100 years ago! Also they hosted the Olympic sailing events in 2008. If you thought maybe that had changed a lot of ...
... I have to say, the only thing I really don't like about China are the client dinners!! The purpose of these dinners are to get ridiculously drunk that you can barely walk... and it is rude if you don't get drunk! I used the excuse of still recovering from my food poisoning, but even that didn't stop them from topping up my glass! They always made me feel really bad for not drinking and were begging me to skull my drinks - I couldn't ...
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