Join Jonathan, a professional cameraman, as he travels to Qingdao, China for the first time. On an eight day filming assignment, Jonathan explores the city's various cultural attractions and famous seafood.
"I am really excited that I am going to Qingdao. We are going to film a documentary/reality show in Qingdao. It is exciting because it is the first time I have been there and we are going to meet new people. We are going to start off by going to a Halloween party, close to the beach. Drinking people, talk to them and find out about their life's in Qingdao. It is going to be cool."
Zombie bonfire party
Rosan arranged the Halloween beach bonfire party. She did special make-up for her friends after learning how to do it by watching videos. She made a really good job of it and also did my make-up.
"That is really creepy man."
"That is enough."
The party was excellent, Halloween is really popular among the western community in Qingdao. People were really impressed and scared by Rosan her efforts. Everything worked out well.
Alliance Francaise de Qingdao
The Alliance Francaise de Qingdao is a French language school, based in Haiyang university. It has now been established for six years. The school often arrangers different kinds of activities for the students to learn more about French culture.
Nico is a 20 year old German he came to China to learn more about Chinese culture. He choose Qingdao because of its previously links with Germany. Maybe because of this he feels comfortable in Qingdao. As you can see he and his friends really liked the extra spicy food.
One day trip
The next day we met Jacob, another German guy. We went with him on a trip to see how they catch mussels on the mudflats. And practiced net fishing.
In the evening we were invited to cook and eat crabs in an authentic local home. Using a wood fire cooker. Amazing. All the people we met in Qingdao were really friendly, helpful and welcoming. They helped to make it an unforgettable experience.
West Korea Wei Ke
West Korea Weike is a guy who comes from West Korea, I don't really know where that is but, according to what he said it is east of China, West Korea.
He showed us the Qingdao seafood market. In the old town. Which was there before the Qingdao brewery. We spent around 100 yuan on the market and we got plenty of seafood for six people.
All this stuff for 100 yuan.
We took the food to a restaurant in the street where they cooked it for us.
In one word: delicious.
This is hair teaching course. We are both very funny.
Do you want to say something?
I don't have any more cards.
All right, I will give you some cards.
A time for change
We met an American girl, when she was young she fell in love with kung fu star Jet Lee. Later she fell in love with China including one Chinese boy. She is been living in Qingdao for 5 years now.
She was always helping people, so now she started her own company to help foreigners adept to China. She originally came to China, because her best friends in college came from China.
Qingdao has many beach areas. So in the morning we went around the city to check it out. Pretty good. There seems to be a good mix of different cultures.
In the afternoon we went to a restaurant where the chef does the cooking right in front of your table. The food is so fresh and tasty. And to see burning bananas is fun.
That night we visited local musicians, also a good experience. So next time I go to Qingdao, I will know to expect a good time.