Crowne Plaza Qingdao
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... br> each chair facing another around a table. So despite it being an hour and a
half away the ride was bearable. Christian and I played cards, I taught him how
to play snap (properly) because the Danish version is very mild in comparison,
he didn’t like it that much as he thought it was violent… until Adrian showed
us a German card game called “fire” (its original name is the German word for
fire but I cant spell it haha) ...
... and beer for about £1.20 per head! This is also where I made friends with Ren (the 2 year old) Tumama (his toy bunny rabbit) and his parents who spoke minimal english, they were just adorable visiting from Guangzhou for a family holiday. I now have penpals in Guangzhou and they have invited me to stay whenever i wish, Ren also started calling me sister, and frequently sends me Voice Memos, telling me he misses me! (anyone who knows ...
... tour the churches, temples and shops, but headed to the Tsingtao beer museum and plant. Speaking no Chinese, together with our friends, Jennie and Don, we found a taxi to take us to the Tsingtao facility. The various displays traced the history of beer production from the beginning in 1903 to current times. We were fascinated with the assembly lines that were bottling, canning and packaging thebeer. The company is quite clean and proud of its ...
... of German settlers during the late 1800's. In fact, the beer here is well known since it was part of the German heritage – we tried some and it is very good!
Again we had a glorious weather day. We didn’t spend much time exploring the city, though we walked along the business district and discovered a very quaint long alley full of street food vendors barbequing squid, ...
Today we start with our usual scheme: 7-8-9 meaning rolling at 9 am. We are taking a bus to see the old city around the pier. The houses look similar to Europe. This town including the beer factory is built by Germans. After visiting the pier we go for lunch in the heritage restaurant in Jiang Ming Fan Zhaang where we enjoy the traditional music played alive in the place. During the lunch they are selling paintings ...