Travel Blogs from Qingdao
... our way back.
Here's where the real fun began. After some negotiating we hired a driver to take us straight back to the hostel. He was a bit ****** our trunks were still wet when we sat in his van, but whatever. At some point on the highway we seemingly come to a halt in the middle of a bridge. Oh ****, he's going to rob us!.. No no, up ahead is a traffic choke point and it's at a rush hour ...
... next to us eating bowls of noodles. Ray inquired and then translated back to us that we had to cross the street to the place next door for the noodles... wait what? We go next door for the noodles and bring them back? Yup. And that's exactly what we did. We crossed the street, ordered a 9 yuan bowl of beef noodles , recrossed the street (while dodging traffic) and then sat back down in the skewer place! Yes I ...
... 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 ...
Today is officially the first day of Autumn for us..how many autumns start off with a 40 degree scorcher (and that was at 930am)?! The humidity is a lot less.. But talk about hot!! For a change this past week has been a rather quiet one for me :)
My food poisoning decided to linger a little longer than I had hoped, which resulted in a week off work last week. It was the first time since being here where I really missed being ...
... the corner, and then appeared with a cake with a sparkler singing happy birthday! Very nice!
After dinner we headed back to where we live to our local brewery for a 'cleansing beer’ and that was me finished!
Saturday was a quiet wander to the hutongs and have dumplings from our favourite, Mr Shi’s for lunch, before the big party……
Several friends here, 8 of us all together share July birthdays – one on the same day as me, ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking