Labor Day Shenanigans

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This past weekend was the May 1st holiday, or Chinese Labor day, when the entirety of China has time off and uses that time to travelo. Qingdao, as a seaside destination, is flooded with tourists from the central cities and villages, many of whom have never seen a foreigner. The tourist areas were teaming with people people everywhere, and we were asked to be in pictures far more than usual. There was also the occasional surreptitious-under-the-arm-im-totally-not-photographing-you picture, which I would often call out in Chinese much to the embarrassment of the photographer.

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We also attempted to photo bomb people on Zhanqiao pier and actually got photo bombed in return.

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My friend Madi–who is actually a friend of a friend–also visited from Zibo and we had the pleasure of showing her around our crazy city. We also tried eating starfish which you can see in the video I posted a few days ago.

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It was a great holiday weekend overall, but I am not looking forward to the millions of people who will swarm the beach as the weather continues to warm up.

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