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... and we were pretty close to
walking straight back out again when the “owner” (who looked like a prostitute)
came out to greet us. Although it was very scary we asked about the prices for
the rooms anyway… and they were very cheap. It was 98 yuan per room for one
night which was perfect because if we shared it worked out to be less than 50
yuan each (which is like less than $20 Australian) and they had free wifi haha
so we ...
... and beer for about £1.20 per head! This is also where I made friends with Ren (the 2 year old) Tumama (his toy bunny rabbit) and his parents who spoke minimal english, they were just adorable visiting from Guangzhou for a family holiday. I now have penpals in Guangzhou and they have invited me to stay whenever i wish, Ren also started calling me sister, and frequently sends me Voice Memos, telling me he misses me! (anyone who knows ...
... tour the churches, temples and shops, but headed to the Tsingtao beer museum and plant. Speaking no Chinese, together with our friends, Jennie and Don, we found a taxi to take us to the Tsingtao facility. The various displays traced the history of beer production from the beginning in 1903 to current times. We were fascinated with the assembly lines that were bottling, canning and packaging thebeer. The company is quite clean and proud of its ...
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 ...
... calligraphy at an auction. Some members of our team, Mr. Ong and Mr. Aman purchase a few artworks. After lunch we are going to visit the beer museum. We enjoy different beers until 4 pm and head back to the hotel for a short nap. After the dinner we go to the beer street to watch the crowd and do more beer testing. We finish 2 pitchers of beer among 3 of us, John, Jacob and me. We hang out in a bar until 11 pm.