Hanting Express Qingdao Yuanyang Square
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... train station was right near
the beach so we went there first and let me say it was definitely not as good
as the beaches that we have at home. But it was nice though, similar to Sydney I
guess… there were lots of people! But not many people swimming which didn’t surprise
me as the water near the beach was brown haha
We didn’t go swimming, although Katrin wanted to... instead
we just walked along the beach looking at ...
... 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 ...
... the outside. People watching through the viewing window found the journey quite humorous. It reminded me of why I don’t drink much anymore
The next step was the gift shop, where we discovered that the western tourists are still new to the area. Credit cards are not accepted and most of us did not have enough yuan to shop. The store could have sold out if they had just accepted credit cards. But have no fear, where there is a will ...
Qingdao (pronounced "Zhing Dow") is a mixture of old of new. Old Qingdao is dirty and gritty. The new city is clean and shiny since it was built for the sailing events of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and it has many new skyscrapers. This is also an important Chinese Navy port - five submarines and various other ships were in port with us.
This area also has an ...
... 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.