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Asia » China » Shandong » Weihai July 18th 2017

MR zur Fähre gebracht. Aber das war nicht am Meer sondern in einem Container Terminal. Sie werden in Container gebracht und kommen so auf die Fähre. Im Rest der Welt fahre ich aufs Schiff, das MR wird festgezurrt. Aus. Aber hier ist alles anders. Wir sind die ersten Ausländer auf der Fähre. Die ersten MR sowieso. Der Besitzer der Fähre ist persönlich herbeigeeilt, um das Spektakel zu sehen. Der Abschied von den MR war für manche tränenreich ! Hubi und Graham beim Weinen. Wir wurden von Kevin etwa 27 Mal darauf hingewiesen, dass wir ALLE unsere Dokumente aus den MR Koffern raus nehmen müssen. Aber ich schaffte es problemlos, Paulchens Pass drin zu lassen. Panik. Bilder vom Hotel. Zum Abendessen gab es gedämpfte Seidenraupen Kokons. In einem chinesischen Supermarkt, Es war ein SPAR. Hühnerfüße sind in ... read more
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Im Hotel Bliss

Asia » China » Shandong » Weihai July 16th 2017

Im Hotel war heute Kindergeburtstag. Das Geburtstagskind wurde ein Jahr. Anregung für alle! Ansonsten ein trostloser Regentag. Interessant war das Klo im Hotel. Nicht einfach zu bedienen!!!!... read more
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Asia » China » Shandong » Weihai July 15th 2017

Heute war der letzte Fahrtag in China. Und mit 180 km war er auch noch sehr gemütlich. Als Erstes wollte Kevin von der ganzen Tokyo Gruppe ein Foto machen, und zwar vor dem Standbild der Acht Unsterblichen, unten am Meer. Wir fuhren also da hin und da war schon die Hölle los. Ganze Heerscharen von chinesischen Touristen waren schon vor uns da und machten endlos Fotos von sich und den Acht Unsterblichen. Wir fuhren direkt vor die Skulptur und es gelang uns nur mühsam, dort überhaupt hinzukommen. Und dann wurde es erst interessant, denn jetzt konnte man Fotos machen von der Skulptur, den Freunden und der Familie UND den Langnasen mit ihren Bommas. BMW heisst in China Bomma. Was eigentlich ein Gruppenbild werden sollte, musste in Etappen und einzeln aufgenommen werden, wobei immer mühsam die Chinesen ... read more
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Asia » China » Shandong » Weihai July 14th 2017

Es gab zwei Fahrtage, beide lang mit 450 und 370 Km. Obwohl wir den ersten Tag auf der Autobahn fuhren, waren wir alle dem Tode nahe. Über 40 Grad. Man konnte das Visier nicht aufmachen, die Luft war zu heiß. Außerdem langer Stau in den Aussenbezirken von Peking. Im Hotel gab's interessante Speisen, zum Abendessen gab's knusprige Schlangenhaut und zum Frühstück"earthworm", das sind Regenwürmer. Der nächste Tag war besser, obwohl wir wieder auf Landstraßen waren. Aber es war nicht so starker Verkehr, die Straßen waren gut ausgebaut und nur selten waren überraschend Pferdefuhrwerke unterwegs oder es kam mir ein Geisterfahrer entgegen. Also ganz normale chinesische Verhältnisse. Penglai liegt am Meer und hat einen befestigten Hafen und zahlreiche Tempel zu Ehren der Meeresgöttin und ihrer Gefolgsleute. Dies besichtigten wir und wieder war es so heiß, dass wir ... read more
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Asia » China » Shandong » Qingdao May 31st 2017

Our last full day in Qingdao. We had decided to visit the Qingdao Brewery and Beer Museum as it would be rude not to, as beer is one of Qingdao's most famous exports. But first breakfast, we headed along Zhongshan Road and headed into Burger King. My friend was sick of dumpling for breakfast, quite funny that the Asian person was sick of Asian food and wanted something Western, whereas I could have happily had dumplings again for breakfast. We just got the breakfast menu with seconds to spare. It wasn't that appetising and would have preferred dumplings. We decided to walk to the brewery as it wasn't too far from our hostel, about 40 minutes walking. I enjoyed the walk although, I think my friend was a bit tired out. It was cool as the ... read more
Tsingtao Beer Museum
Tsingtao Beer Museum
Tsingtao Brewery

Asia » China » Shandong » Qingdao May 30th 2017

The morning began with dumplings for breakfast again. The owner of our guesthouse wasn't impressed when we told him the place we had been to the previous morning, telling us that, that place was number 2 in Qingdao and that the best place for dumplings was just down the street from the hostel. I had really enjoyed the dumpling from the day before, so this place would have to be good to bet them. We had walked past the dumpling place near the hostel quite a few times, it seemed never to shut. If the staff weren't in the upstairs part filling and folding the dumplings by hand, then some other members of staff were working in the basement, producing the filling/or dumpling skins. This place definitely didn't seem very customer friendly as all the tables ... read more
Avocado Burger
Cakes
Cake

Asia » China » Shandong » Qingdao May 29th 2017

We were up pretty early and ready for some breakfast. Qingdao is famous for seafood dumplings and if I remember correctly, there was a place nearby that my friend wanted to try. We headed uphill and came to a place, since everything was in Chinese we presumed it was the place we wanted, since we couldn't tell. There were a few woman inside making dumplings so it seemed to be the right place. We ordered a couple of plates of dumpling, one was definitely a seafood one, and I think the other one was pork. The restaurant was really quite and we were the only people in there. The family that own it were all sitting having breakfast, their meal looked like a real feast. I was starving, so was willing the dumplings to cook quicker. ... read more
German Architecture
German Architecture
Mural

Asia » China » Shandong » Qingdao May 28th 2017

Finally a proper break and a chance to escape Ningbo and explore a new place in China. I took a flight to Qingdao, which was only about an hour and a half. I got a nice view of Dongqian Lake as we took off, however that soon disappeared as we got into the pollution smog. The smog was even worse as we were descending in to Qingdao. I took the bus from the airport into the city. That took a little over an hour. I didn't realise that the stops were announced in English the audio was that bad. I had a quick walk to the place I was staying. The guesthouse was really nice. My friend was already there relaxing so we took some time to catch up since we hadn't seen each other for ... read more
Tsingtao Beer
Veggie Dish
Busy Beach

Asia » China » Shandong » Yantai November 29th 2016

Time for an update, so I haven't been doing much traveling around lately as there have been no school holidays but i have been planning eagerly for the biggest trip of my life when i finish in Yantai in January. So for lack of pictures at the top of mountains and landmarks i thought i would give you a little bit about general daily life here in Eastern China. As I've mentioned before I'm working at an international school here in Yantai Shangdong province. Its a nice little town of around a million people but you wouldn't think it as come 9pm everywhere is closed and everyone is home and ready for bed bit of a change from good ole Liverpool that comes alive when it goes dark. I have adapted to this and celebrate my ... read more
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First pigs foot
Presents from mum and dad

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan October 12th 2016

So time for my first real experience of traveling In China! I left work at 3:30 and went straight to the train station in my lovely little Yantai for the first leg of my journey to Jinan a bigger city in my province. The train took around 4 hours and without realising I had booked a first class ticket... Lovely sit was definitely needed as I was not very well on the journey and super appreciated the extra comfort to get some sleep. Arriving in Jinan I immediately realised it was a much more lively city than mine as the bright lights on every corner blinded me I decided to skip the mile long taxi queue and walk to the hostel estimated 40 mins not a ad after sitting down for 4 hours so off I ... read more
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