Qingdao, Northern China
To remind myself that at one point this summer it was sunny I'm posting some pictures of the beach at Qingdao from May. Some classic Chinese seaside sights here;
- no sunbathing instead there's umbrellas and full clothing
(women prefer pale skin to tanned)
- only men in the sea
- and no one's actually swimming, mostly there's only degrees of paddling
And you are never far from a bike, even at sea. Above, bike-pedaloes.
But don't despair if you're planning a global ad campaign about beaches - some things at the seaside are the same all over the world, like kitschy shell-based ornaments: