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On Sept 16 our good friend from Holland asked if we ...
Today we had a delightful day in Qingdao, China. Qingdao is beautiful coastal city with an interesting history. The city is sometimes referred to as the Switzerland of the east because it is surrounded by water on three sides and beautiful green hills on the other. It has a population of over 8 million and is a popular tourist attraction for the Chinese and Korean's due to its beaches and mild climate.
In 1846, when only a small ...
... 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, ...
The weather has been right beaut this week in Qingdao and I've had a pretty busy week. I Climbed Fu Shan, one of the mountains around Qingdao, wandered through Zhongshan Park, flew a kite at May Fourth square and even had time to go on a three person bike. What do you call that? A triodum? Anyway it was pretty funny. I also went on my first night out ...
... calligraphy at an auction. Some members of our team, Mr. Ong and Mr. Aman purchase a few artworks. After lunch we are going to visit the beer museum. We enjoy different beers until 4 pm and head back to the hotel for a short nap. After the dinner we go to the beer street to watch the crowd and do more beer testing. We finish 2 pitchers of beer among 3 of us, John, Jacob and me. We hang out in a bar until 11 pm.