An expedition along the seafront.
What started out as a teachers day out to the mountains, quickly turned to a walk on the seafront when the 110 bus didn’t show up. As the bus journey would have been 2 hours most of us were rather relived the bus was a no show.
Not that all teachers are lazy, you understand. No no no. It was a hot and humid day, and the thought of being immobile on a hot and sweaty bus gave some of us palpitations. So, what with teachers being flexible and creative types, we were able to quickly re-align are aspirations.
The walk from May Fourth Square to Shilaoren beach is probably a good 2 hours. Or bad 2 hours depending on your footwear. With some out of shape teachers, and HR managers son in tow, it was decided a short cut was in order. So on the underground we jumped for 3 stops.
I will say at this point there were some pulled faces that we weren’t able to continue. But they were outnumbered by the HR manager who had worn the wrong type of shoes, and who’s son was beginning to flag.
No one really complained, but there were one or two committed ramblers who pulled a face at this apparent lack of robustness.
Although the underground is still in development, and there are only 3 lines running, it really does make Qingdao so much more easier to get around. Its clean, modern and runs on time. What more could you ask for?