Coffee fix! Coffee street Minjiang 2 Lu, Qingdao

Three words – BACK-TO-SCHOOL = 1 word – Wahhhoooooo!!!

Love love love them, but it’s so nice to have a little uninterrupted time to finally to sit back, relax and catch up with a friend.  And Qingdao’s coffee street, Minjiang 2 lu,  was a great place for a meet up. Continue reading “Coffee fix! Coffee street Minjiang 2 Lu, Qingdao”

Culture Street, Art & Antiques, Qingdao, China

Right before moving to Qingdao, I was on the verge of spending a fortune to frame and ship some paintings from Shanghai.  A helpful vendor suggested I save the money and find a frame shop directly in Qingdao.  She was certain there was an art district in Qingdao that could do the same thing.

Continue reading “Culture Street, Art & Antiques, Qingdao, China”

36 TIPS FOR NEWBIE QINGDAO EXPATS

**This article was originally written for the Qingdao Redstar Magazine.  I’ve added a couple more items and this is a more detailed, fuller length version of the original article.

New to Qingdao and can’t figure out where to start?  I’ve asked other expats their advice so here are 33 36 tips (and counting) that can help newbie expats in Qingdao acclimate to their new life in China.  Please comment below if you have more tips!  And thanks to you all that have contributed!

Continue reading “36 TIPS FOR NEWBIE QINGDAO EXPATS”