Mountain Meal July 18, 2010

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Our parents and grandparents went back to Longkou today while my brother and I are staying an extra few days here in Qingdao with my uncle’s family. He took us out to a nice little restaurant in the middle of nowhere in the mountains for lunch. The food were specific to that area, and included wild hogs and chickens.

After lunch, we went on a fun scenic drive on the way back. My brother and I stuck our heads out of the car and competed at grabbing leaves from trees and bushes as we drove past.

Back in Qingdao, we visited a different section of the city and strolled around in an old alleyway where there were food and gift vendors, and a small annex where there was a theater for up-and-coming standup comedians (or something like that).

In the late afternoon we went to a pretty fancy swimming facility where there was a massive section just for various water massages. A separate section had various spas for different purposes (i.e. whitening, rejuvination, etc…). We stayed there till about 8pm, and went home for dinner.


My brother told me tonight that he was looking forward to going back to the US. The reason?

“I never know whether my next breath will be fresh or nasty”