Qingdao Catholic Church, Things to do in Qingdao

A taste of Europe in Qingdao

We have family coming into town next month, and I realized I don’t have a single organized list on things to do in Qingdao!  The Qingdao Catholic Church will definitely be on the list as one of our stops.  This Qingdao landmark rests in Old Town, the German area west of Qingdao.  Continue reading “Qingdao Catholic Church, Things to do in Qingdao”

Stroll on Huangxian Lu, Qingdao China

It’s finally MAY with blue skies, warm temperatures, and minimal pollution!  T-minus 28 days ‘til the kids are outta school and my fellow Ohio-ian abandons me (and Qingdao) to go back to the states (sniff..sniff).  Before I get all melancholy, we still got plenty of stuff to explore in Qingdao.

We’ve made our way out to west Qingdao, off of Daxue Lu.  The last time we were in this area,  we visited contemporary exhibitions at the Qingdao Art Museum.  Today, we took advantage strolling around Huangxian lu, an artsy, bubbly area in Qingdao. Continue reading “Stroll on Huangxian Lu, Qingdao China”

Zhanshan temple – Places to visit Qingdao China

Zhanshan temple things to do Qingdao ChinaLeaving behind the sparkling high rises, traffic-packed streets, and the frenetic energy of downtown Qingdao, we walked down a solemn cobblestone path towards inner peace.  With mid-December temperatures falling, the charcoal sky felt tragic and misty.  Behind the worn out streets and shivering cracked buildings, Zhanshan Temple gently came out to greet us.   Continue reading “Zhanshan temple – Places to visit Qingdao China”