20.10.2019 - 21.10.2019
Well, I was going to visit Leigh in his town Linyi, but I found out he lied to me about having "soooo much cleaning to do" on Friday night. He was actually on a date with some Chinese woman. Fine, but why lie? So he is dead to me now.
I went to Jinan instead and toured around "the city of springs". So, here we go!
Five Dragon Pool Park. This is the natural colour of the water apparently. It comes from deep below the city.
This is my annoying neighbour. He has gotten permission to set up a DJ booth outside of my bank???? It's very loud and very annoying. Everytime I want to make a withdrawal I have to walk through his stupid rave.
I took a boat ride around Da Ming Lake, just like the princesses and princes did in all the previous dynasties.
I paid 70 yuan just to see these bubbles. Baotu Spring used to be a geyser but now it's just some bubbles which may or may not be mechanically produced. Not worth it.
This is Wang Chi spring. It was the place the prince would bathe. Now, no one does.
Wang Chi Spring
Yet another spring. Black Tiger Spring comes out of three Tiger heads. It is possible to swim here, but I forgot my bathing suit that day.
The boat I was on
It was full.
As it always is in China.
Just an old mosque, not very interesting inside.
Our boat went up and down two small locks.
This is thousand buddha mountain. But I didn't see many buddhas. They are supposed to be carved into the rocks hundreds of years ago, but all I saw were newly installed sculptures.
A bridge on the boat ride.
The view from the top of the mountain.
Willow trees everywhere
Top of the mountain
Breakfast of "tofu nar" before the big hike.