Seaside views for my summer long biz trip
"Yantai Seafood is definitely fresh"
Having traveled to Asia I had heard stories of the fresh seafood(read live when you order it) and in Yantai, I had the chance to try it out for myself. It was certainly an experience to enter a place that resembled a pet store more than a restaraunt. My friends and I made our selections and the cook did his duty. I'm not Jewish, but I suspected that beating a fish against the floor wouldn't fall under the kosher laws of butchering. I can not, however, deny that it was some of the best seafood I ever ate even if I wasn't certain what everything was. I asked a friend to identify a certain cephalopod we were eating that had a light and fluffy texture like good crab. The reply I got didn't really clear things up. My friend only said,"I'm not sure the English for this, but it has one large foot and one small foot." Umm. Tasty.
"Life in the ETDZ"
My work at the Shanghai General Motors plant made staying in the Economic and Technical Development Zone the best idea. Yantai downtown was a 30 minute taxi ride away, but there were plenty of conveniences only minutes away. The seafood restaraunts along the shore, Didi's hamburgers(a fast food joint), Pizzaland, Tudali(korean) and the assorted cooking styles to be found in the Xin Shi Dai Hotel provided plenty of variety for my diet. There was a basketball court where I was constantly challenged by the locals to show them my hoopin' prowess. The best part of my living situation was the fact that the beach was only 200 yards from the back door of my hotel.