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Travel Blogs from Jinan
... extra and it looked really small from the outside. Like just about everywhere in Jinan, the zoo was under construction so it was a little loud all over and difficult to navigate around the blocked pathways. The didactics were also only in Chinese so I am afraid I didn't come away having learned anything from the zoo. The zoo had some of the usual animals that you usually see at zoos like lions, elephants, giraffes and peacocks but there were some interesting ...
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.
... my phone. If Jenny's was in Columbia, I don't think I'd go very often. However, it was good to get away from the buffet a bit, and I did enjoy the pizza and a real beer.
Tonight's concert is part of the 10th Annual China Arts Festival and is the dedication concert of a new concert hall on the campus of Shandong University. I suspect it's similar to when the Koger Center had it's opening concert. As the hall was available, we spent the day yesterday rehearsing at ...
... will be able to start teaching real classes. This might take anywhere from a month to a year before I can stop teaching public lessons. The public lessons follow basically the same pattern as the half day class. I ask the children their name and age and other simple questions and then then we sing some songs. Afterwards, I read them "The Hungry Caterpillar." Afterwards, the class makes pizza in the school's kitchen (maybe to put the kids in a good mood ...
... began. The tradition in Jinan is that each host does three toasts. All we had were rather large glasses. So, I was very worried. Thankfully, my two hosts took it easy on me, and there was no gambei.
So, things were pretty tame. By about 9:00 dinner was winding down, and I was starting to think that I might be able to be in bed before midnight (we still had the foot massage to do). Right at 9:00, however, more people suddenly show up! They sit down, ...