Monday, December 20, 2010

China: Random Linyi & Surrounding Area

Some random pix from my recent visit to Linyi, Shandong China, a city of over ten million people that I had never previously heard of.
from my hotel room the night of arrival
from my hotel room, the next morning (cough, cough)
Although I had brought running gear, there was no way that I was going to exert myself in the horrible pollution.
another view from the hotel
walking out the front door, hellllooo Linyi
Tuesday morning commuters, I
Tuesday morning commuters, II
new shopping mall (no joke)
work truck
new homes on the outskirts of town
coal pile for factory paint line heat
coal stove in factory R&D office
factory dog
the restaurant we ate lunch at - in China, "Chinese food" is just "food"
a deluxe restaurant, dishes were sealed when delivered to the table
Chinese flag outside a government building, hazy skies


Anonymous said...

So different!!

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Anonymous said...

Open-air night markets are the heart of nightlife here. Food stands offer noodles, stinky tofu, desserts and barbecued everything. There’s no better place than Taichung to try bubble tea, where the popular drink was invented.

Anonymous said...

Another stunning attraction is Rainbow Village, an old settlement for ex-soldiers, preserved by a 93-year-old man who’s now the village’s last resident. He hand-painted the buildings with colorful murals featuring children and animals, thereby saving it from demolition.

NanTa said...

Taichung is Taiwan’s cultural center. The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts is one of the biggest in Asia, showcasing paintings, sculptures and installations from Taiwanese artists. The city has an outdoor jazz festival every October, attracting international acts.

nandautami said...

If you don’t want to splurge on a meal there are lots of cheap eats in Taichung. From street-front shops selling Taiwan fried chicken, to outdoor markets offering everything from barbecued octopus to fresh fruit, to noodle stands serving the island’s signature beef noodles – food is everywhere. Japanese ramen noodle shops and curry houses also dot the city.

Janury said...

The modern French restaurant, which snagged 30th place at this year’s awards, also offers one of the best wine lists on the island.

Anonymous said...

Taichung is less than an hour south of Taipeion the High Speed Rail. It doesn’t have the energetic vibe of Taipei. It doesn’t even have a subway system. So what’s the big attraction? Here are a few things you’ll find when you travel here:

Anonymous said...

But ask any Taiwanese local where the best destination and you may be surprised. A 2013 survey revealed the majority of Taiwanese think the most livable city is Taichung in

Anonymous said...

Taipei is probably the first – maybe the only – place that comes to mind. The capital is famous for its large night markets and lively club scene. It’s home to one of the tallest buildings in the world, definitely an attraction for many of the 7.5 million tourists who visited the island last year.