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  • Steven wrote a new blog post: Qingdao Honey Atop Guanxiang Shan   1 day, 19 hours ago · View

    ThumbnailRecently 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.

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: Qingdao Seen: Sea Green   1 week ago · View

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    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.

  • Steven commented on the blog post Qingdao Clipper and Vicky Song Call On London   1 week, 3 days ago · View

    I first met Vicky when she was at CYBP about 10 years ago, and I am so proud and happy for her.

    Vicky, great job, jia you !

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: Qingdao Clipper and Vicky Song Call On London   1 week, 4 days ago · View

    Thumbnail Vicky Song makes history as the first Chinese female sailor to circumnavigate the globe, and the Qingdao team finishes 7th in the Clipper Round the World race as they reached St Katharine’s Docks in London on July 13, 2014. Vicky was one of the first to embrace sailing in Qingdao. She became a very important figure in [...]

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: Badminton In Qingdao At Guoxin   1 week, 4 days ago · View

    ThumbnailBadminton, anyone? Play the fastest floating-ist racquet sport at Guoxin Arena (Fushan Hou area). Courts rented by the hour, equipment also on offer. Pics from a Sunday afternoon, thanks to Stephano for introducing the venue. More info on the Guoxin Arena and Gym here and here.

  • Steven posted an update:   1 week, 4 days ago · View

    Moin !

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: Zhongshan Park Goes Digital   1 week, 4 days ago · View

    Thumbnail Over a century old and staying hip to the times, Zhongshan Park has added QR codes to the trees at the park for smartphone users to get more info on each tree. Check out more info and photos of Zhongshan Park in Qingdao . Get more info from the China Radio International’s English Service (CRI English) website:

    Ancient trees [...]

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: Qingdao Photos: Huangxian Lu   3 weeks ago · View

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    Check out Huangxian Lu, off Daxue Lu near Strong Ale Works and Ocean University. There is a spate of cafes, hostels, and bars in this area. It is Wen Yi Qing Nian central for Qingdao summer 2014.

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: Qingdao Seen: Big Buddha Nest   1 month ago · View

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    Seen around Qingdao: Big Buddha with his back to the sea, nested in a man made cave near Tuandao in the Badaxia area (aka Xi Zhen). Send your Qingdao photos to us – get in touch here.

  • Steven posted a new activity comment:   1 month, 1 week ago · View

    Hi there, a lot of people around Qingdao who speak English, especially students. You should be able to find someone who could provide translation assistance at the Expo. Pavilions from English speaking countries have English materials and English speaking staff.

    There are English corners around town, and they are usually kid friendly. Try the McDonald’s in Jusco, and the Book City near Crowne Plaza Hotel (corner of Hong Kong Middle Rd and Yan Er Dao Rd).

    Good luck, let us know when you are in Qingdao ~

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  • Steven wrote a new blog post: The Aviator of Tsingtao, Cover   1 month, 1 week ago · View

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    Recently Camphor Press sent in a couple of excerpts from their recent publication The Aviator of Tsingtao. Here’s a shot of the cover. If you are interested in history and Qingdao, this makes for a fascinating story. Check out more info here.

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: New Zealand Pavilion at QD Expo   1 month, 2 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail The 2014 Qingdao International Horticulture Exposition is now open in Laoshan district, near Beizhai. There are pavilions from countries around the world, such as the New Zealand pavilion featured on the Expo website (photos and info here). If you’re interested to head out to the Expo, now is a good time, before the summer tourist crowds of [...]

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      Mav · 1 month, 2 weeks ago

      hey, Steven. are any of these events/exhibitions in English?

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: Port of Qingdao On The Market   1 month, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail The Port of Qingdao will raise capital on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with an IPO coming up on the auspicious day of June 6, 2014. More details below from China Economic Review .

    Qingdao Port (6198.HKG) is scheduled to list on June 6 as it seeks to raise up to US$465 million (HK$2.9 billion) to build more port facilities. [...]

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: 2014 Dragon Boat 6.02   1 month, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Dragon Boat Festival (Duan Wu Jie/端午节) , the 5th day of the 5th month on the Chinese lunar calendar, falls on June 2, 2014. There is a 3 day holiday in China from May 31 to June 2, 2014. Duan Wu Jie involves the legend of the poet Qu Yuan (Chu Yuan/屈原) , who committed suicide by jumping into [...]

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: Time Capsule in Qingdao   1 month, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Check out Time Capsule in Qingdao, a vintage shop with cool stuff from the 40′s through the 80′s. The dongxi there includes old cameras, clocks, radios, posters, hot water thermoses commonly used in Qingdao before the days of bottled water, and some retro style Hui Li and Fei Yue shoes to boot. Drop in for [...]

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: Expo VIP Visitor   1 month, 3 weeks ago · View

    Thumbnail Been to the Horticulture Expo yet? The official website of the 2014 Qingdao International Horticulture Exposition has news of visitors giving the event the thumbs up, natch. More from Expo land:

    Ma Zhengang, former Chinese ambassador to the UK (1997-2002), visited the International Horticultural Exhibition 2014 Qingdao on May 26 (and remarked), “The global design of the [...]

  • Steven started the forum topic 西班牙语老师 Native Spanish Teacher in the group Teaching in Qingdao:   1 month, 4 weeks ago · View

    西班牙语老师
    Native Spanish Teacher: Tel: 147 6391 5735

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: Er Guang 6.25   2 months, 1 week ago · View

    Thumbnail Er Guang (耳光乐队) performs at Downtown Bar in Qingdao on June 25, 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: June 25, 2014, 8 pm Venue: Downtown Bar Address: 100 Nanjing Lu (Creative 100) / 南京路100号创意园 Tickets: 60 [...]

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: Neukamp Papers in Germany   2 months, 1 week ago · View

    Thumbnail The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek will have a exhibition about the end of the German colony of Tsingtao and about life in the Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 9 May – 25 June 2014. The documents are all from the personal papers of Hermann Neukamp (1927-1987), who lived in Tsingtao for a long time and over decades compiled [...]

  • Steven wrote a new blog post: Toastmasters Thursdays   2 months, 2 weeks ago · View

    The Qingdao chapter of Toastmasters International meets every Thursday evening at China Gong She in Qingdao. Toastmasters is a group dedicated to the improvement of members’ public speaking. The working language of Toastmasters in China is English. Speech givers receive feedback from Toastmasters members in attendance.

    When: Thursdays at 7 pm Venue: China Gong Zhe / China公社文化艺术酒店 Address: No. [...]

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      Nancy Jiang · 2 months, 1 week ago

      Hi, Steven,
      Thanks for updating this blog, there are some tiny mistakes need be modified.
      1. Place: China Community Art and Culture Hotel, No. 8, Minjiang3 Road, Qingdao 2nd floor meeting room
      2. Vistor need pay CNY20 per time, student can pay half: CNY10, hot tea drink will be included.
      and Qingdao toastmasters club has own website: http://qingdao.toastmastersclubs.org

      Thanks a lot.
      Hope to see you soon.
      Nancy Jiang

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