Nan Jiao Hotel
Travel Blogs from Jinan
... crabs. I have been trying out different vegetables to see what they like and have determined that they do not like chives, but really like cabbage and cucumbers. Snails will eat pretty much anything so I plan to give them scraps from whatever vegetable I have handy. One of the biggest differences between here and back home is that everyone buys things online since it is very cheap. Earlier this month, one of the big online retailers was having a sale so I bought a ...
... Confusius temple.
2hrs driving to 泰安. Tofu feast and watch an outdoor show in 泰山 in the heavy rain.
Stay in a nice hotel tonight. Found out that the hotel was $200/night last night and $900/night ...
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.
One of the things I like about Jinan is that it feels like the real China. By that I mean that I can count on one hand the number of Westerners I have even seen all week. As I walk around the city, many people stare at me, and the old people spit (it is said they are spitting out the demons that I carry!). On the other hand, many people have come up to speak to me - in Chinese. They are very curious why I am here and are excited when I can speak a little Chinese ...
... them cold in soy paste and warm in some sort of garlic sauce and they have been great either way. The best dish I've had so far is sweet potatoes covered in hot toffee. The toffee melts and then hardens because the sweet potatoes are so hot and it absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, the food here is sometimes too salty or spicy. I haven't been able to find lettuce and peanut butter either, and ice cream is way too expensive.
Talk to you all later!