China - Qingdao 09
Qingdao is situated at the foot of Lao Shan Mountain and on the shore of the Yellow Sea. Its architecture presents a characteristic European style, as it was a colony of Germany and Japan for thirty three years, up to 1949. So the city's construction on the whole is a combination of European and traditional Chinese styles. Qingdao has two nicknames: "Oriental Switzerland" and "Asian Geneva". Qingdao, like a Shandong girl, is open and frank. The air is very clean in the city and the streets are very clean too.