I met a man in Dalian who thought it was strange that a single woman would travel to a city just because. I drank the drink he bought me and left him to his archaic ideas.
My best friend flew to Beijing and together we traveled south to Qingdao, the city famous for China's well known Tsingtao Beer. We managed to eat more than we drank. We also met up with one of my fellow MFA alums, which was really awesome.