Dalian

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. 

Peaceful 

Peaceful 

Two friends of one of my coworkers took me out to dinner and sightseeing. 

Two friends of one of my coworkers took me out to dinner and sightseeing. 

They also bought me flowers that housekeeping put into a water bottle. I splurged on a nice hotel.

They also bought me flowers that housekeeping put into a water bottle. I splurged on a nice hotel.

A fog rolling in. 

A fog rolling in. 

Qingdao

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. 

Our first meal was hotpot. Spice galore. We had to drink a lot of beer. 

Our first meal was hotpot. Spice galore. We had to drink a lot of beer. 

Final meal was the best!

Final meal was the best!

We barely went to the ocean...hmm

We barely went to the ocean...hmm

Wearing my Qingdao pearls

Wearing my Qingdao pearls

Cowboy boots in China

Cowboy boots in China

Everything is wrong here. This is the shower and also the toilet, that you can see into. WHY!

Everything is wrong here. This is the shower and also the toilet, that you can see into. WHY!