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It didn't all begin well ....
So on my last voyage, a business trip for a work conference in Nanjing, I had a bit of a snafu. Actually the whole trip was one long, aggravating exercise in futility and misery, but I will allow you to read that truncated story yourself in the previous entrance. This trip started just fine but I had a similar …
... 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 ...
... of meat skewers were left all over the place. But dont worry, at the end of the night, there are plenty of old ladies that come around with plastic bags to pick up the scraps for home. Also revealed after a party leaves its table is the massive pile of trash left behind. Garbage cans are over rated people, just throw your dirty tissues/bones/bamboo skewers on the ground! I'm officially grossed out.
... 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 ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
I won't spend a lot of time, but to say that while this hotel is some way from the rail station, it's actually only one bus ride along the shore corridor where MANY buses run. I'f you're alone, a cab would be slick. Once finally finding the place, it's tucked away in an almost themed neighborhood, I was jjust thrilled by the architecture, the ability and politeness of the staff (I've stayed in some seriously nasty places in China) and the facilities. The only negative I can list is that the rooms are very small. There is no desk in mine, no table or chairs. However, if you're looking for a resort, why even come to Qingdao? This place is wonderfully clean by Chinese standards, and feels very cool and modern. Additionally the complimentary breakfast was one of the best I've had in this country. Well worth it for $50 a night.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.