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As we had the first week off before beginning teaching,
Adrian, Christian, Katrin and I thought that it shouldn’t be wasted so we
packed up our bags and set off for Qingdao which is one of Shandong’s more
touristy destinations. Its also on the coast so theres was a beach there too.
Due to the fact that we currently live in the middle of
nowhere Adrian and I caught the town bus to Weifang and then met Christian and
Katrin at ...
... seafood is the speciality in Qingdao (and beer, Tsingtao!- but thats another story!). I tried oysters, muscles, clams, cockles, sea snails, octopus, and loved all of them, who knew i wasn't that fussy after all! Managed to spend couple days sight seeing before starting work, Qingdao is very pleasant, it is the home of Tsingtao beer, and it is sold everywhere. There is a street called Beer street, where you can buy a BAG of beer for 30Yuan, ...
... and for future days. Finally we made it back to the Museum and completed our mission.
Then we repeated the Taxi process and connected with the bus shuttle back to the ship. Though only three cruise ships a year stop at the port, they are catching on to encouraging the western tourist. The shuttle drop-off point was in front of Qingdao Art Shop on a road with lots of other more expensive furniture and art stores. The city provided ...
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 ...
Today we start with our usual scheme: 7-8-9 meaning rolling at 9 am. We are taking a bus to see the old city around the pier. The houses look similar to Europe. This town including the beer factory is built by Germans. After visiting the pier we go for lunch in the heritage restaurant in Jiang Ming Fan Zhaang where we enjoy the traditional music played alive in the place. During the lunch they are selling paintings ...