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Shandong Province

Visit Shandong province China

Shandong Province.

In July 2009 I embarked on a three week tour around Shandong Province in eastern China. It was my first time traveling the country and it turned out to be a magical trip, a real assault on the senses that sparked a lifelong fascination with China. 

Old man Zhujiayu Village Shandong Province China

Zhujiayu Village, Shandong Province. July 2009.

This was long before I’d even thought of becoming a travel blogger. Consequently, it was a real challenge cobbling together the images needed for this modest series of travel reports. Moreover, I had to contend with my somewhat muddled memory. Happily though, my good habit of note-taking proved an invaluable resource. So I got there in the end…. just about. For more on this fascinating Chinese province, why not dive into my travel reports from:

Jinan

Qingdao

Qufu

Tai’an

Yantai

Zhujiayu

I’ve also written a number of short stories about my Shandong Province escapades. The below chapters are all taken from my short story collection Challenged in China.

Confucius Temple Qufu Shandong Province China

Confucius Temple, Qufu. July 2009.

The City and The Village Part I

The City and The Village Part II

Two Men and a Refrigerator

Take No Notice

Don’t Let Me Down

The Jellyfish Factor

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