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Qingdaonese.com On Hiatus

September 23, 2014 in About Qingdao

Hi everyone,

We started this site, Qingdaonese.com, in 2009 to help connect people and places in Qingdao. It has been an interesting 5 years and we’ve learned a lot about Qingdao in the process. Our site is linked to from Wikipedia, CNNgo, and many other sites across the web, and we have received many emails from people around the world thanking us for helping them to learn more about Qingdao.

We are proud of the work we’ve done here however at this moment it’s just not possible to keep up and provide the best info to our visitors and subscribers. So we have decided to announce a hiatus to the updating of Qingdaonese.com.

The functions of joining groups, sending private messages, and checking Qingdao weather will still be operational and working the same as always. In fact, the only thing on hiatus is the daily content, which if you notice has pretty much been slowing to a crawl over recent months, and new members will no longer be able to sign up.

We love Qingdao, and we are glad that you are interested in this very cool city. Thanks for your support over the years. If anyone is interested to take over this website and carry on to provide people with the most up to date information on Qingdao, then please get in touch with us via the contact page above.

QDHHH 8.30

August 29, 2014 in About Qingdao

Fellow Hashers,

On 30. August we have another very special run for you all again. Pretty much ten years ago, in August 2004, Straydog arrived here in Qingdao and joined the Qingdao Hash shortly afterwards. That was at a time when the Qingdao Hash would meet every two weeks, when runs were only about 8KM long and when there was the run numbers included a 1/2 (as in Run #33 1/2 because one run had been very short and so it only counted half). Oh, the good old days….

Ten years later, Straydog will set not only one run for you but two! Yes, one for the walkers and one for the runners. Both will be different and challenging in their own way. The trails will lead you through typical Qingdao neighbourhoods, away from the skyscrapers and the modern stuff. Trails will be like they used to be with flour on the street, beers in your hand and confusion in your head. And the trails won’t be too long either.

So, if you have not been on a run for a while, now is a good time to join again! Talk about the old times and tell the legends of how people used to know the song lyrics. Talk about new areas that we can run in and show the new Hashers what fun it can be to run and drink in our beautiful Qingdao!

Here are the infos:

- Meet: 30. August 2014 at 2pm in Crowne Plaza Lobby
- Depart: 2:15pm DON’T BE LATE
- Starting point: Nr 15 Middle School bus stop 十五中. Reachable by bus 225, 212, 217, 367 and a few more
- Run start: 3pm
- Hare: Straydog
- Trail: See info above
- Hash cash: 10 RMB per person
- Other stuff: No children under the age of 16. Also, bring and wear your Hash shirts!
- Dinner: Optional after the run. Cost will be shared among people that participate

Future special runs:
- 20. September: Vineyard Run in Laixi (please note that this is not organized by the Hash but Hashers are welcome to join)

Hope to see you on Saturday, on on!

Straydog

Er Wen 8.19

August 15, 2014 in Events, Music

Check out Er Wen at The King’s Head Pub on August 19, 2014. The King’s Head Pub is on Xinyi Lu, just south of Ningxia Lu (宁夏路安利) around the corner from Zhonglian Plaza.

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Xiao Xin Yi Yi 8.16

August 15, 2014 in Events

XXYY (Xiao Xin Yi Yi) plays the Downtown Bar in Qingdao on August 16, 2014. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 186.6170.6950 for more info.

When: August 16, 2014, 9.30 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: 50 yuan (RMB) at door

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2014 Qingdao International Beer Festival

August 14, 2014 in Events

The 2014 Qingdao International Beer Festival takes place August 16 to 31, 2014, at the Laoshan Beer Passion Square (aka Century Square) near Qingdao Beer City and the Qingdao Convention Center in Laoshan district. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the festival that originated at Zhongshan Park in 1991 and later occupied Huiquan Square and Beer City, since moved to the renamed Century Square for this year’s event.
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Rosy 8.15

August 14, 2014 in Events

Rosy plays the Downtown Bar in Qingdao on August 15, 2014. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 186.6170.6950 for more info.

When: August 15, 2014, 6.30 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: 40 yuan (RMB) at door

Qingdao HHH 8.16

August 14, 2014 in Events

Good morning Hashers!

Soon it is weekend again and it will be time to circle up again for another Hash run in Qingdao. Not everyone is leaving Qingdao and there are still plenty of Hashers here in Qingdao to set a trail and have a good run. For our next run we even have two hares. Both will celebrate their one year anniversary with the QD Hash by setting a long trail in one of suburbs of Qingdao. If you want to find out where the hares take us then check the info below and come and join us on Saturday. First a few other things:

- The 400th run will come soon. Any volunteers for organizing the special run and bash are very welcome. Email us your ideas!

- Above you can find the QR code of the Hash WeChat group. This is the actual chat, so be prepared for many messages. You will also be able to get last minute info and pictures of the run here. Enter at your own risk ;-)

And here is the info for the next run. Here’s what the hares say:

Hares: Jack and Nancy
Meeting Time: 14:00-14:15 in the lobby of Crowne Plaza
Trail:It will be Jack and Nancy’s anniversary hash run, because they came to hash this time one year ago. We will start at 14:30 from Crowne Plaza, take bus 319 and get off at Ninghua Road Station (宁化路站), the starting point. Hashers may also go there directly before 15:15, the run will start at 15:15 sharp. This time we will keep away from the coast and try to go another way we seldom explored before. Mountains? Maybe, but we also have other fun for you to enjoy. It will be kept mysterious until you join and discover it by yourselves.The hares will start some time earlier than hashers. The running way and the walking way will be combined, but the runners might need to check, check and check again :-)

Other things: No children under the age of 16!

Dinner: Optional after the run. The cost will be shared among those that participate.

So, a mysterious trail! Let’s hope the checking will be because of many false trails and not because all get lost ;-) Come and join us on Saturday, on on!

Straydog

Germein Sisters 8.12

August 11, 2014 in Events, Music

Check out Germein Sisters performing at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on August 12, 2014. Downtown Bar is in Building 3 of Creative 100, the creative industries park complex located northwest of the Nanjing/Jiangxi Lu intersection in Shinan district. Call 186.6170.6950 for more info.

When: August 12, 2014, 8.30 pm
Venue: Downtown Bar
Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园
Tickets: 40 yuan (RMB) advance, 50 at door

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Qingdao Seen: Summer’s Here

August 8, 2014 in About Qingdao

Summertime photos from Qingdao, China.

1) Qingdao Mei Nv on May 4 Square, near her favorite hang out spots, Spark Brew Pub and The Diner.

2) Shell jewelry at a seaside vendor stall, near Time Capsule between Lu Xun Park and Xiao Qingdao

3) Tsingtao Beer keg and beer in a bag, the surest harbinger of Summer in Qingdao!

To contribute your images of Qingdao, please get in touch with us via our Contact page, cheers!

QDHHH Updates

August 1, 2014 in About Qingdao

UPDATE: from the Qingdao Hash House Harriers

Next Run
Meet tomorrow at 2pm in the Crowne Plaza. Silent But Deadly is setting a trail for us. Will be worth it!

The new email address
Yes, we have a new email address. Not sure if this will be temporary or not but for now accessing Gmail is sometimes troublesome and sending out our weekly announcements didn’t always work well. So for the moment we will use this outlook.com account. Please feel free to inform other people about the change as well so that we can quickly reach the same number of recipients as before and all will know about the runs.

WeChat
In addition to the emails there are no WeChat groups. Yes, more than one. There’s a general chat group with more than 60 people. That group shares photos and updates, and sometimes many other things as well. Waking up on Sunday morning and having more than 90 messages is not unheard of. We will share the QR code of that group soon. This can be used for general chat.

If so many messages scare you then there’s also a new account for the Hash. It’s not open yet but thanks to Henrik it is already applied for. We want to use this for info only. Share run info, pictures etc. QR code will come soon, once it is approved.

Upcoming special runs
We’re planning a few special runs already and will do those once it is not so hot. In planning are a run in Weifang, a run in a vineyard in Laixi and maybe another run in Pingdu. We could also have another BBQ on the beach if somebody wants to help organizing it. And we probably do another 10K race and another Beer run in the harbour (last one was crazy, exhausting but fun).

Regular runs
They are still the same. Meet at 2pm in the lobby of the Crowne Plaza and then go to the start from there. In the last week the hare situation was not always good but there was always a run. For the next few weeks we should coordinate the hares again and then put some good runs together. Come and join when you have time!

400th run
Yes, that one is also coming soon. If somebody would like to help with the planning and with putting together special things, then please contact me.

The summer is over and many active Hashers have left QD and moved to other cities. We should invite new people to join our group so that we can introduce Qingdao to them and show them why it’s so nice to live and run here. If you know some other runners then please invite them!

Hope to see you on one of the next runs. Cheers and on on!

Straydog

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Qingdao Honey Atop Guanxiang Shan

July 24, 2014 in About Qingdao

Recently came across a honey seller on Guanxiang Shan, in the neighbourhood of the Old Observatory Hostel. Special thanks to Na for the walk in the park.

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Qingdao Seen: Sea Green

July 18, 2014 in Photos


Algae bloom is back in Qingdao for annual summer holidays of 2014. This photo is from the coast near Lu Xun Park, in front of the Time Capsule. To contribute your photos of Qingdao, please get in touch. hi anna!