Mar 28 2018

Over 100 years old restaurant


This over 100 years old restaurant is undergoing a make over. What they’ve now is terrrible. Horrible restroom. Dingy environment. Food are ok.

The mini clams are tender, sweet, just simply delicious. And they are perfect companion to Qingdao beer.


Mar 28 2018

1901 Gothic Tower & The book store

The 1901 Gothic Tower is a twin-towers of wood and steel structure built before World War One. They skyline view of Qingdao from the tower is a breathtaking adventure. It is one of the historical sites welcome visitors to Qingdao.

The book store Liangyou 良友 on the 4th floor of the building 塔楼 (south gate at 5 Anhui Road).

Mar 28 2018

Hyatt Qingdao

88 E Donghai Road
东海东路88号, 近金狮广场

Check in and out need half an hour, it is the most terrible thing. And once you checked out, there isn’t WiFi in the lobby – very incomvient. The staff is friendly tho.

Over all, it’s a decent hotel: on the swimmable beach, next to Olympic sailing center, and I particularly like the fact they have a steam room and a pool (bathing cap is required). They open 6-10pm, the gym opens 24 hours a day.


The ocean view room on 10th floor


Buffet breakfast in the lower level has wide selections, ¥170. The  executive lounge is on the 21 floor has ocean view with limited food selections.


On the first night they send five mangos.



Nov 26 2010

Qingdao 1985

a little girl

a girl

听涛声 at Mt. Laoshan 劳山.. July 30, 1985. More pix on FB

Yishi and I came from Beijing .. We boarded this hour long boat ride that cost only CNY1.5 per person, July 31, 1985.

Right: on the roof top of our ‘hotel’.

Nov 2 2010

Shandong 山东

The Yellow River passes though it.

  • JiNan
  • Qingdao