Hotel Rooftop Adventure

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This is a story about our adventure exploring a hotel in Dongguan China. I was late to check-in to the hotel and they only had the premium suite. The only difference I can see that it is on the top floor (25/F) and the bathroom walls are made of glass panels… The next day I requested a switch to a …

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Week in Review – HKG & Dongguan

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On the road in Hong Kong and China for the next 2 weeks. Here are some snapshots along the way. Approaching Newark, New York. Cloudy day, the rest of his friends slept in. Passing through a storm enroute to a factory. The roads were flooding! A passing snap in a tunnel, wonder how long this man stood there.

SamWeek in Review – HKG & Dongguan

[嶗山] Laoshan Mountain, Qingdao

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On the last leg of our trip we went on a day-trip to Laoshan [嶗山] on the outskirts of the Qingdao city. The information from various sources were very vague and especially hard to find during the low season. In the end we took the public bus, which only cost us a few RMBs but rumbled through the different districts. …

Sam[嶗山] Laoshan Mountain, Qingdao

[青島] Qingdao Area

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Better known as Tsingtao in the West, the city borders the Yellow Sea and is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial center. In 2009, Qingdao was named China’s most livable city. In the urban areas I was surprised by the advancements and living standards that are comparable to other major cities in the world. Between 1898 and 1914, a …

Sam[青島] Qingdao Area

[泰山] Mount Tai

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Often regarded as the most sacred of the “Five Sacred Mountains”, Mount Tai symbolizes sunrise & birth throughout China. Our path up involved a total of 7,200 steps with 11 gates, 14 archways, 14 kiosks, and 4 pavilions along the way. Mount Tai has been a place of worship for at least 3,000 years and has been visited by many …

Sam[泰山] Mount Tai

[泰安市] Taian City

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Continuing in our brief stay in Jinan, we visited one of the most famous natural springs within the city. A wide promenade surrounds the lakes and provides for area to stroll and exercise. Sunset from the arched bridge. After that the temperature cooled down drastically. Walk along the ‘Tasty’ Avenue, a narrow street filled with food vendors preparing various specialities. …

Sam[泰安市] Taian City