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Travel Blogs from Jinan
... experience. No one there spoke English so I brought a translator from school. The doctor saw me with the door of the examination room wide open and started writing out a prescription for someone else who wandered in right in the middle of my appointment. He told me not to eat fruit or anything cold and prescribed me three different medications that altogether cost me a around 75 cents. I also finally took the snails home week. It took me a while to get ...
A gourmet seafood lunch
Went to 小青島and 中山公圉
Qingdao, 5 hrs on a bus to 濟南(Jinan)
8 types of dumplings for dinner, plus many other dishes. Ducky, my favorite. A big
Flooding in our hotel washroom, The Grand Tower Hotel , horrific experience. We had changed our room.
... Anyway, I enjoy being somewhere that isn't touristy and that hasn't been culturally compromised by westerners. That said, there is a Starbucks on every corner, KFC's and McDonald's abound, and most signs are also in English.
As there is throughout China now, there is a lot of wealth here. Stores like Gucci, Coach, Rolex, etc. are everywhere, and I have seen any number of Bentleys, Rolls Royces, Ferraris, etc. As all of those things are at least double the cost of ...
... 4 hours of lessons from a foreign teacher each week. The Chinese teachers plan the lessons so all I really needed to show up. All of the half day classes follow the same pattern. I say hello and ask each child some questions (how old are you, what colour is your short, what fruit do you like). Then we sing some songs - a particular favourite around here is "The Wheels on the Bus" and the alphabet. Then I will read them a story. I have been reading a lot ...
... as it's actually a full body massage. The difference is that you keep virtually all of your clothes on, and you sit in these wonderful recliners. These are my absolute favorite thing to do in China. So, I didn't mind being out late. Plus, I fell asleep fairly early into the whole thing and got at least an hour of sleep!
So, after about 4 hours total sleep, today I ran two more 2.5 hour rehearsals. In addition, Song Yang flew home to Atlanta today, and ...