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... is impossible to hail a taxi in Qingdao. According to Ray, the news even reported that it was one of the most difficult cities in China to find a cab. What we did eventually find was a "private" cab (read just someone's car) that was willing to take us to the fabled bar street!
It would have been nice if that were the end of the story but nope. Our private driver took us 20 minutes out of the ...
... been to. In front of it, are over 500 tables. We watched a couple of musical acts and beer drinking contests. I think the winners finished a 500mL bottle of Tsingtao in about ~8.0 seconds. No unfortunately the beer isn't exactly cheap. Rumour has it that the locals smuggle in their own bottles.
The second section is a big carnival ground. All the typical scam you games, rides, and food stalls are ...
... leave!!! Between only 8 of us, 25 litres of beer was consumed - and I didn't even finish one bottle!
This week the beer festival kicked off and the entrance gate is literally a minute walk from our apartment!! It is pretty huge and paaaacked with people!!! We were literally shoulder to shoulder with people. Kahu and I found great amusement in the fact that everyone drinks a lot of beer and then goes on ...
... sugar... Turns out I bought a special Chinese powder formula for woman who are breast feeding!!! Haha... It actually didnt taste too bad (Molly found such amusement in holding the information from me until I had eating a decent amount of it haha) :b I also bought some capsicum that was fully wrapped and sealed (like the meat we get at home) so I figured it would be safe.. It wasnt till i cut it open that I discovered many catapillars chilling in the inside ...
... br> So, in a few days time I will be back! Feels a little surreal now to be honest, after 15 months away. Hoping to see as many of you as possible, although things are looking a little hectic already! If all else fails, I plan to be at Gunwharf on Sunday 18th for the afternoon, perhaps in All Bar One, so anyone I’ve missed, pop by & say hello!
Separate blogs next then, Perrys reporting from either side of the globe!!!
Bye for now….
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