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A weekend in Jinan

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!

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Five Dragon Pool Park. This is the natural colour of the water apparently. It comes from deep below the city.

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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.

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I took a boat ride around Da Ming Lake, just like the princesses and princes did in all the previous dynasties.

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Boat tour
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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.
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This is Wang Chi spring. It was the place the prince would bathe. Now, no one does.

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Wang Chi Spring
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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.

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The boat I was on
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It was full.
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As it always is in China.
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Just an old mosque, not very interesting inside.
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Our boat went up and down two small locks.
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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.
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A bridge on the boat ride.
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The view from the top of the mountain.
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Crowded boat
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Willow trees everywhere
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Top of the mountain
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Breakfast of "tofu nar" before the big hike.

Posted by baixing 17:42 Archived in China Tagged jinan shandong

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