An advertising company for the Qingdao Municipal Tourism board asked to take me around on a little tour so I can promote the great city of Qingdao on my blog for China expats and English speaking tourists traveling to Shandong Province. Heck, someone wants to send a driver, usher me around the city, buy me lunch, translate and interpret my inquiries while dodging language barrier issues – COUNT ME IN! So we set off to the Old Town, Daxue Lu.
I refer to Driver Don frequently in my posts as he drives so many expats around. He’s reliable, his English is excellent and he now gives tours around the Qingdao area for a reasonable price. I also appreciate that he has been a loyal committee member of the Qingdao Expat Charity for several years now.
It was another birthday but given this week’s events, I wasn’t in a celebratory mood. In fact, all I really wanted to do was crawl in bed, binge watch Better Things (love this show!) and eat chocolate. But we needed to do something and getting out of the city was the next best thing.