My 5: Qingdao, China.


1. Xinhao Shan Park, August 2009. The coastal city of Qingdao is my favorite place in Shandong Province! There are cobbled streets and European-style squares with churches and German architecture. Away from the insanity of the central strip, there are secluded beaches and peaceful parks. And you shouldn’t skip the craziness of Beer Street and the Tsingtao Brewery, while there are also stunning beauty spots like this hillside park and its splendid three hundred and sixty degree views across Qingdao.

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