Qing Hai Day 2 – Sustainability Fair


This day was quite busy. Early morning on to a bus, walk around the fair and then a long dinner/conference.

At the fair we found some cool stuff, like drinkable jade and a self-charging electric bike that’s charges while you are biking. It that can be your for only 10.000 yuan.
The girl who probably does not work for the company but is just hired as a pretty face that speaks a lil bit English, said that they have two different kinds of wheels. The difference was supposed to be the weight, but we could feel no difference and it took a while for the girl to realize there wasn’t. Except one was painted white and the other wasn’t.

Some company had a really good band playing. One corner of the fair had a lot of hand woven mats, which was really impressive. Inside the book they had their sexy slogan printed saying “Makes men miss home”, as if they never do otherwise. I didnt like that statement too much, but I guess it is a little funny.

I sat down next to a mannequin cus we wanted do a photo with it where I pretend to have a conversation together with the doll. People around us started to think I was a model, working for the company selling the clothes the doll was wearing, so they started taking pictures.

After a couple of hours it was time to go back again, to another dressed up dinner. At the dinner there was a lot of people filming with really heavy equipment and taking photos. This was insane, almost as if there was more reporters than actual dinner guests.

Qing Hai Day 1 – Qing Hai Lake


The European American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, invites groups of foreigners to different exhibitions and events around China, mainly in Shandong province. They pay and manage transport, accommodation and all food needed. Usually the hotels are 4 or 5 stars, with nice bathtubs and breakfast buffets. This trip is my second, the first time I went to Dongying with this group, to check out the Yellow River Art Exhibition.

This Qing Hai trip was really something. The main event was to visit the Sustainability Fair  but there was also time to go see the Qing Hai lake. I met some really cool people working in IT, TV and teaching English.  Shook a lot of hands, had a lot of food and enjoyed myself, a lot. Came home from there with a bunch of businesscards and a whole bottle of Plum Wine. Thank you for that William Spear.

This gallery below, shows the first day in Qing Hai. We all got up really early even though we arrived very late, to see the beautiful lake. Some of us, including me, had a swim aswell. We were all allowed to walk around by ourselves for a couple of hours and then we went in the bus again, so we could all make it in time for the banquet.

Keep in mind, that most of these photos are shot through the bus window.