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Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan November 1st 2010

Det siges at man ikke har været i Kina, hvis man ikke har været i Xi'an. Dette slogan er formentlig opfundet at "turistmyndighederne" i Shaanxi provinsen (hvor Xi'an er hovedstad) - men for en sikkerheds skyld valgte det meste af vores team så at bruge weekenden plus fredag på en smuttur dertil. Xi'an var i mange år Kinas "hovedstad" - eller rettere Kejserens bopæl. Her har man fundet nogle af de ældste rester af neolitisk kultur og det var her, at Kinas første kejser lagde grunden til Qin-dynastiet for godt 2200 år siden. Han erobrede et mægtigt territorie, og Qin er grunden til at vi i dag kalder "Riget i midten" for Kina. Den første Kejser - Qinshihuang havde en besættelse af døden, eller måske rettere - han frygtede den voldsomt. Derfor lod han bygge et ... read more
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Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan October 26th 2010

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan October 26th 2010

Her er lige et indlæg skrevet til teamets fælles blog. Jeg sparer lidt tid og poster det også her. Genbrug er godt. Så må I tage det med, at jeg ikke har gidet at oversætte: For a Dane who is used to coordinated, regulated and rather well mannered traffic - the streets of Jinan are an “experience” to say the least… Each night when I fall asleep I can thank the Maker that I actually succeeded in crossing the roads I did, or rather that I even succeeded in walking the sidewalks - knock on wood! First of all the Chinese seem to drive everything that has more than one wheel. Well - there is also the occasional wheelbarrow, so I should say everything that has a wheel or more. Ok - I guess they invented ... read more

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan October 23rd 2010

Så er det weekend i Ji'nan. Nærmere bestemt lørdag aften, og det må være tid til at opdatere omverdenen lidt: Kald mig bare Lao Shi - lærer, for nu har jeg ligefrem undervist på Shandong Normal University. De studerende er vældigt interesserede - men mindre i international business, end i Den Lille Havfrue, om vi selv laver mad, om vi kan lide Kina og den slags... Anyway det har nu været rigtigt sjovt. Jeg må være ærlig og tilstå, at niveauet ikke ligefrem har været imponerende. De studerende er meget generte og taler bestemt ikke engelsk særlig godt. Den afdeling af universitetet vi har været på, er meget nedslidt og faciliteterne er meget meget langt fra danske forhold. Jeg tror Kina har et stykke vej endnu før de overtager verden, men det skal nok komme, for ... read more
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Walter underviser
Ji'nan i solskin

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan October 17th 2010

Så er jeg tilbage på bloggen. Havde lige et par dage hvor jeg dels havde travlt med at bestige bjerge, og dels ikke kunne logge på den (der er en del filtrering af websites herude, og åbenbart var min blog ramt af dette syndrom. Var det mon min kommentar om Norge, sidst... Ups nu gjorde jeg det igen... Vi må se om jeg er på i morgen :-)). Nu har jeg selvfølgelig ophobet en masse at fortælle om, men jeg skal spare de ærede læsere for det meste - men først og fremmest er jeg i dag vel ankommet til Ji'nan, og er nu godt installeret i mit "hjem" for den kommende måned. Jeg har jo ikke oplevet meget af byen endnu, men ved første øjekast, er den definitivt mere fattig end Beijing, infrastrukturen er ikke ... read more
Muren "nedefra"
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Et af tårnene

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan October 1st 2010

First of all, recalling everything I've already seen is going to be difficult. We'll start with my first impressions of China. My room as of October 1st. When I arrived I was the only foreign exchange student in the building. Imagine traveling to a different country to live by yourself for 5 months. My initial thought was, "I'm the only westerner that decided to come to this university and it's going to be that way until January." Combine that with wanting to vomit after having a cold fast food experience across the street from the university, realizing that all of my western comforts (clean air, speaking the native language, and having the ability to read) were gone and you have the greatest first day. At this point I'm ready to move my flight date up. All ... read more

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan September 26th 2010

I went to Jinan the other week. I took some lovely pictures there, and I would like to share the experience. Jinan is the city I initially flew into from Cambodia; it's where my co-LanguageCorps buddy is working at this time. I will be frank--the city depressed me horribly the first time. I arrived after a blissful month in Cambodia; Jinan was cold, grey, barren, and I couldn't find my way around the city. I stayed indoors shivering for most of my time there. I found the reverse to be true the second time around, even if it did rain for the duration of my visit (my only pair of shoes were soaked by the end of the day, and I had to dry them out with the solar heater my roommates had commandeered). It was ... read more
At Baotu Springs
Harmonious Day
A Walk in the Carefully Managed Park

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan April 30th 2010

29 March 2010: You remember how I said I wasn't sure I wanted to go to China at all? My mother said to ask God for a sign. Although I frequently doubt the power (or for that matter, the existence) of such things, I prayed very earnestly and intensely, and did in fact receive a sign. I did! I will always continue to doubt such things, but for the record, I did in fact receive a sign. Which I then chose to disregard. I was up late one day about a week before I needed to depart to China. I decided it was well time to buy my plane ticket to Jinan, and so I did. Or tried to. The faithful credit card I have used without fail for the last eight years was somehow rejected ... read more

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan October 7th 2009

It was a warm early autumn afternoon when we flew in to Jinan International Airport on a “test run” with a host family. Earlier during the Hainan Airlines flight from Xi’An (I can recommend them - the service was excellent!) I was reading a travel guide which would turn even the most curious traveller off visiting Jinan. “Smoggy and dirty city which has little to offer the traveller - not worth the journey.” My excitement levels plummeted to zero. The host family brought along cousins, aunts, uncles and anyone else that could fit into their 7 seater people mover. Naturally there were more than seven! We squeezed in and made our way along a quite unremarkable highway towards Jinan city. Smoke haze, factories and dust lined the horizon. I was beginning to think the travel guide ... read more
Baotu Spring Park
1000 Buddha Mountain
1000 Buddha Mountain

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan July 29th 2009

Jinan, China Jinan is not a hot tourist destination in China so people mostly travel through on their way on to bigger, more attractive cities. But it is called the City of Springs and it is the capital Shandong Province. It has a history of some 2000 years is famed for its numerous relics. It is also the home of Lu Cai (Shandong cuisine). We had to pick what we were going to do in one day and we decided to hit the lake right across the street from our hotel. Overall, a great choice! Daming Lake Park Located in the center of the city and just across a busy street from our hotel is Daming Lake Park. It is regarded as one of the three must-see tourist spots in Jinan, so we played frogger and ... read more
Stone mural...
Another lotus pond...
Asian poses...




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