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Qingdao - Day 2

Alrighty. Day 2 started with some breakfast and a little bit of me walking around the hostel and taking pictures...

First, a small tour of the hostel grounds --

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If you walk to the right side of the hostel, you'll find the path to our room:

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Our room:
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And if you walk past our room and turn around:
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If you walk to the left side of the hostel:

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Aaand, if you walk inside the hostel and up the stairs ...

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To the roof -
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My breakfast every morning -
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The observatory is at the top of a hill and the best part is all the paths winding down and around it:

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Not a praise-worthy photo by any means, but it sure is an adorable dog:
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After we all ate breakfast, our plan was to head towards the sea and drink some bags of beer. 2.5 liter bags of beer--one each.

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We walked with our bags of beer maybe 3-4 kilometers to the water. The city is a fantastic place. As I said before, all of the locals are very friendly (which is just about the opposite of most of the Beijingers). 4 or 5 times we toasted with other locals drinking beer (everyone drinks the beer here afterall). Sadly, while holding my beer, I couldn't take pictures ... so basically you're seeing before we drank and after we finished the bags. Here are a couple of shots I managed to take on the way down to the water.

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When we finally made it to the water, we saw in the distance a lighthouse and a pointe. They looked appealing so we stumbled in that direction. When we got there, we had to pay 15 kuai for entry (which was actually for a naval museum, but we never got around to that).

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A little bug, maybe half the size of a dime.
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Qingdao is a famous location for wedding photography. This couple had an entourage of photographers and video camera men following. Tourists too...
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We hung out on the pointe for 1-2 hours to rest and relax. We had a good time and didn't cause toooo much trouble for anyone :)

On the way back we got totally lost, thinking we could find our way back by a different route. Well, being lost yielded some okay pictures:

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Enjoy!

Posted by Tims.Travels 09:10

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