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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, ...
... the outside. People watching through the viewing window found the journey quite humorous. It reminded me of why I don’t drink much anymore
The next step was the gift shop, where we discovered that the western tourists are still new to the area. Credit cards are not accepted and most of us did not have enough yuan to shop. The store could have sold out if they had just accepted credit cards. But have no fear, where there is a will ...
... and mystery meats on a stick. Many locals were having lunch there and it made for a great people watching experience.
We’ll be at sea tonight and tomorrow, arriving in Shanghai at 9 p.m. tomorrow evening.
We like to take the galley (kitchen) tour when offered and always learn something new. Today we learned that over 100 people work in the galley and ...
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 ...