Copthorne Hotel Qingdao
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Twenty-four hours after we left home, Paul and I checked into the Copthorne Qingdao Hotel.
Fortunately, a FB friend told me to bring eye drops for the pollution, little did she know that I have chronic corneal abrasions, and the pollution was like a razor blade to my eyes! I was so glad to have the drops, ointment, patches on hand to self-treat …
... Long story short, we discover, this guy is loaded, his wife is boring, and he kind of likes our Thai kid. So yes, we essentially pimp out Jun to get free drinks!
Ray tells me to not feel bad and that this is the China way. Gather the foreigners near you, then wait for a rich Chinese guy to show interest in meeting said foreigners. This results in free drinks!
Well played Raymond, well played!
... accounted for. The side effect of this is that Chinese people like to bring their kids to the beer fest. You can image it's a bit weird trying to get drunk while several kids run past you. Consider that I still have to show ID just to get into the PNE's beer gardens! Apparently there is no drinking age limit in China. Did the Chinese parents bring their kids to the beer festival because there was a carnival, or ...
... disappeared making for some amaaazingly clear and blue-skied days!
I have made some close friends in my church here where I meet with about 10 of them a few times each week - I am baking cookies and drinking tea with a few of them tonight also! On Sunday was Heathers last week in China (my best friend here) so we had a special lunch together before attending a coffee tasting. I don't actually drink coffee... ...
... Who knows what food we can trust in China haha!
I had a lovely Sunday with my best friend from church, Heather (to the left of me in the photo). Sadly she heads back to the States early next week, so I am hoping I can make another solid friend soon. Having family in the states, a good friends wedding in California next year, and having met Heather, the idea of an American roadtrip is sounding rather appealing!!! Maybe I ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Wheelchair accessibility