Qingdao for Tomb Sweeping Weekend
Trip Start Aug 25, 2010
286Trip End Jun 29, 2011
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Sam, Charles, and I have decided to take advantage of the four day weekend by taking a trip to Qingdao in Shandong province, which last year was named China's most livable city. Qingdao was occupied by the Germans during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and lots of the old German architecture still stands.
In addition, our favorite Chinese beer, spelled "Tsingtao" under the old Wade-Giles system, is brewed in Qingdao. We're not sure yet what we're going to do in the city, but we'd like to visit the Tsingtao Brewery.
The best part of our trip is that Matt and Tiffany are meeting us there. Jiang Da still feels strange without them, and I can't wait to see them again. Our little group of five will all stay in the same hostel, and we'll spend four days touring Qingdao.
As a coastal city, Qingdao supposedly has nice beaches, and if the weather warms up in the next two weeks (lows are still in the 30s), maybe we can spend a day or half a day relaxing on the beach.