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.
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:
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.