My weekend was spent with one of my colleagues and new found friend Yen. We spent the three nights at his unclesâ€™ house that works for the Chinese military and had one sweet pad. My favorite parts was the exact replica of traditional Japanese ta ta mi (corn stalked floor with the table on the ground) basically looked like I stepped right into Japan it was crazy. Also his sun room was nice and as well his ancient book collection was very impressive.
We went out to eat at a local Chinese restaurant greatly food but, the beer is warm if you don't order something expensive. The tab was about 120 Yuan. TIP: order octopus legs any where you go they are actually incredibly good! (I canâ€™t describe the taste but, itâ€™s very chewy!
We call up Yen's friends and we go to this Club called â€śALICEâ€ť (check out my review!).
3 time at he same beach (weather is different every time)
The next day we went on a long road that goes along the Dalian coast.
David beckham style
I would say this is one of the main attractions in Dalian since it was the 3rd time I had gone along the road since I have been here. I like this trip more here is my tip to you drive the road but, GET OUT of your car for a change cause this time we hiked a path that led us to some sheer cliff faces into the sea and we could see local fisherman fishing I felt like a local because this was purely undoubtedly by an tourists. Then I went and played soccer with the locals and another friend Han Dong. We played some friends of his that were work for the Chinese Gov. I did enjoy this football game although they didnâ€™t like to pass to the mei guo (American). My team one after around an hour and a half of playing so we went and got Indian food which was ok but, way over priced and not good for being in Asia (suggested to find a more local Indian restaurant next time).
after my head ball
Then went to a German bier house, this was perhaps the highlight of the week end since I got to drink authentic German bier out of a stein the environment was inviting and welcoming. Donâ€™t come here to eat because they are over priced and bad selection but, the house bier made there is fresh and the smoothest Iâ€™ve found so far. (Check my Review for more). Then Yen picked me up and we went to drop off our car we borrowed from his friend at a local Pool Hall this place had so much history and personality that my imagination went wild I pictured that at any moment Jet Li was going to crash through the paper windows located up stairs and ev ery one would break into a "kung foo Hustle" type fight. I felt safe and at home. We decided to play a couple games of pool its 12 yuan an hour only 1.25$ so why not. The place had around 15 tables and rooms upstais too.
PAULANER BRAUHAUS: Dalian german Bier House
the wood had teh dark stains on it and they had the windows covered in the asian stylepaper to only let a little light in. Thoroughly enjoyed the personality of this establishment darkly lit, history and great service and deals what more can you ask for.
The next day was shopping and this huge arcade called Tomâ€™s Place if your familiar with â€śChuckey Cheeseâ€™sâ€ť it is that but a Chinese version. Itâ€™s inexpensive for the most part. I enjoyed the Arcade but and the whole room dedicated to street fighter and time crisis 1-4! If youâ€™re a gamer Check these out theyâ€™ve got some pretty cool games all in one location.
The old and dark stained woods and then there are brewing kettels on the other side of the wall
The prizeâ€™s are ok your better off shopping for them though! Next we spent shopping for these soccer shoes I wanted (Brazilian Kappaâ€™s) If you have feet bigger than a 9 Â˝ it will be nearly impossible to find shoes you like here in china that are cheaper and stylish too. I ended up buying 2 DVDâ€™s The Office (advertised as the American version but later found it was the British version and 7 seasons of 24! SCORE both for a total of 50 Yuan) and then I got and German football jersey and short combo for 70 Yuan (with name on back and on shorts). Enjoyed the weekend but, need to find those shoes still and find a better club and BierGarden.
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