A very Qingdao Christmas

W hile they don’t celebrate Christmas officially in China, Qingdao is a very modern city and loads of retail shops were getting in on the act. There are constant reminders that December 25th is coming, and Welm was given the day off from her work (though other foreigners she knows were not so lucky). Our Qingdao “Christmas” was hardly traditional, but a memorable day anyway:

waking up really late; watching The Producers on DVD; an excellent late lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant; taking a long walk along the very modern waterfront in the east of the city (Qingdao is beautiful in parts, but it’s also so modern/generic that some areas could be mistaken for any western city), a tandem treatment of one hour foot massage followed by one hour full body massage, Chinese-style; then watching The Dark Knight while eating possibly the best pizza I’ve ever tasted.

Merry Christmas, y’all

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Born in New Zealand, now living in Australia. When I'm not travelling, that is... Though I have travelled quite a bit before, 2012 is the first time that I've taken a year off to roam the world. Spending this time with Kristen exploring some of this planet's finest sights has been the best decision I've ever made. Who knows what 2013 will bring?

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  1. Sue December 26, 2008 at 8:59 am #

    I would have thought Qingdao did good pizza….Not. Spag bol maybe but not pizza :)

  2. The Other Andrew December 27, 2008 at 9:56 pm #

    Damo, all in all not a bad way to spend a Christmas at all! Glad you had a nice one.

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