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... misty which was a bit of a pity as the costal path no doubt would have been a wonderful walk. The path links a number of sandy beaches, parks and tourist sites and runs for a good few kilometres, so you could easily spend half a day walking along it. Maybe I will come back again in the summer one day, though the locals warn that in the summer when the weather is nice the place gets packed out from beijingers escaping ...
... stop in Shanghai for a day or so. We will be in Tsingtao for Chinese New Year which will be an experience. Oh and if you wondering who I was referring to when I say we I will tell you that it's me and my girlfriend Jackie , we met while we're working on board a cruise ship and spent the last six months working in hot teaching English. It gets pretty cold up north about -20° in the depths of winter, so most people end up going on vacation in winter that I mean the ...
... fireworks, with recent pieces of firework trash. They must hold frequent celebrations or memorials to honor this god.
From there we hiked around the next corner and found Mazu - the god of the sailors and fisherman, which stands nearly 10-12 m (50’). She stands at the grand entrance to this region they call the Chinese Tibetan World, which is home to the Huayan Temple and Naluoyan Cave.
Huayan Temple （华严寺） ...
... The restaurant name is "船歌鱼水ཙ 0;”, where they have all the live seafood displaying at the lobby of the restaurant for you to choose. I highly recommend the "Dark" squid dumplings and the only desert on the menu-cheese Chinese Yam. The price is reasonable compared with in Shanghai or Bejing - e.g. shrimp for RMB38/500g. It's my first time to try the "dark" dumplings, check out ...
... 10 minutes to spare... With that I sped away at 300km/h towards Suzhou, 1,200km away.
The trip was half in daylight, and half at night, and the further we went from Qingdao, the more the sky closed up with pollution. Until I could barely see the Sunset. I was back in familiar China again.
It goes without saying that I liked Qingdao a lot (apart from it being maybe a little TOO commercialised in parts). I do hope it is a glimpse of what all of China can ...
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