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Qingdao - Day 1

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 :)
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Babies in China are adorable.
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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.

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Thanks to, well... somebody, for this picture. I have no idea who took it :)
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Some of the view at night --
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First night was a short night, so not many pictures. But, 2.5L bags of beer and pictures of the city during day 2.

Enjoy

Posted by Tims.Travels 04:41

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