Here are a few pictures from our weekend in Qingdao. Since it was basically a 3 day trip, I'll have 3 parts again.
We left the train station in Beijing at 4:05pm on the dot. Every city between Beijing and Qingdao, the train was stopped for 1 minute on the dot. The train ride was around 5-6 hours, when we arrived, the moment we got out into the streets, multiple drivers approached us asking if we needed a lift. We negotiated a price with one of them and set off for the "Old Church Hostel". We reserved tickets at this hostel a few nights before leaving. But, China was true to its nature (for me anyway) and they had no record of us whatsoever and no vacancies. So, after a few minutes of phone calls, we got a spot at a hostel a bit of a walk up the hill. Our misfortune was false however, because this hostel was an old observatory at the top of the hill with some amazing views.
On the train. Quite a miserable ride to be honest
Babies in China are adorable.
After we arrived and got settled in, we went straight for this rooftop restaurant and lounge we had heard about. Amazing. The food was great (though not very cheap) -- western food! Hamburgers, french fries, and Western Breakfasts too. Mmmm.
Well, beer too. We each bought a round of beer that night and slept very well afterward.
Thanks to, well... somebody, for this picture. I have no idea who took it
Some of the view at night --
First night was a short night, so not many pictures. But, 2.5L bags of beer and pictures of the city during day 2.