Jinan: this is what China looks like in 2015.


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January 4th 2015
Published: January 14th 2015
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Happy New Year from China! Becky and I seized a rare opportunity of having a couple of days off at the same time to hop on the Chinese fast train (305km/hour) to Jinan, Shandong Province, some 450km away from Beijing. You’ve never heard of Jinan? Well, me neither before 2015! Jinan is actually the capital city of Shandong Province, an attractive area of China mostly famous for 3 other places (I... Read Full Entry



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entering Qian Fo Shanentering Qian Fo Shan
entering Qian Fo Shan

the One Thousand Buddha Mountain
the temple on top is in the shade in the morning. the temple on top is in the shade in the morning.
the temple on top is in the shade in the morning.

few tourists. The air is cold and crispy: feels nice.
Jinan in smogJinan in smog
Jinan in smog

January 2015
not a pretty sight...not a pretty sight...
not a pretty sight...

pollution in Jinan
Jinan, Shandong ProvinceJinan, Shandong Province
Jinan, Shandong Province

the city wrapped in pollution
View of Jinan from the surrounding hills.View of Jinan from the surrounding hills.
View of Jinan from the surrounding hills.

Pollution is a serious issue in Jinan
a relaxing day in Jinana relaxing day in Jinan
a relaxing day in Jinan

Becky in Jinan, Shandong



14th January 2015
Yummy!

tous ces plats me font vraiment envie ! good........very good ! porc caramélisé ? choux fleurs ? et légumes comme je les aime et comme je ne sais pas faire !
14th January 2015
Yummy!

good !
tous ces plats me font vraiment envie ! good........very good ! porc caramélisé ? choux fleurs ? et légumes comme je les aime et comme je ne sais pas faire !
14th January 2015
the real China!

tu fais peur.............
tu as fait peur à cette old lady............
14th January 2015
beautiful light at Baotu Spring Park

oh yes !
beautiful picture
14th January 2015
Yummy!

good food !
chou fleur, porc caramélisé ? poulet et légumes cuisinés comme j'aimerais savoir faire ! j'ai faim............
14th January 2015
Kong pao chicken with eggplant = delicious!

delicious!
oh yes, I want to taste ..........Becky, tu dois m'apprendre à faire ce plat ; dis moi les ingrédients dont tu as besoin.........
14th January 2015
a playful cat surprised me!

oh !
ne bouges pas ! tu as vu le vélo ?
14th January 2015
a relaxing afternoon!

le vélo.........
trop drôle !
14th January 2015
Happy New Year!

happy new year !
happy New Year to you too
5th April 2015

Good post
I read this right before I went to Jinan for a few days and it was really helpful. The hutongs off of Furong Jie were quite interesting as you mentioned.

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