Shangri-La Hotel Qingdao
Travel Blogs from Qingdao
The old jet rumbled over the mountains on approach to Qingdao. The haze was so thick that it was hard to judge the distance from the ground. After a successful landing and lengthy bus ride to the terminal from the far corners of the tarmac, I emerged from the airport choking on the foulest air I'd ever experienced. The smell was a cocktail of …
... an area known for not bars, but clubs. And when i say clubs, I really mean hookers that will drink with you clubs. Nope that wasn't going to work, so we walk around to find a lonely looking Japanese karaoke bar! We walk in only to be denied entry to their private party! Holy ****, there are no bars in China!
Tequila at the end of the Tunnel
Despite that whole ordeal, by sheer luck and ...
... into a modern western style metropolis, think again!
After meeting up with Ray's Thai friend Jin at the airport we took a pretty uneventful cab ride to the hostel and put our stuff down. The room wasn't ready so we walked down the hill from the hostel and just kind of stumbled into a meat skewer restaurant/air conditioned shack . After ordering a few skewers of lamb, pork, and chicken heart, we could ...
... 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 ...
... the travel bug?! Hahaha
On the work front, I have been focusing on the power bank which I am enjoying! I have been receiving great feedback and continue to be learning so much!! I am getting into the design of it now which is really exciting :) I do really enjoy my job, it is somewhat different from what I was initially expecting, but in a good way. Never thought I would be taking on so much, with this many ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service