Market day in Qingdao

Market days (大集) are every five days, on the lunar calendar’s 2s and 7s. If you’re going to 赶集, those are the best days.
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This new location for Licunji (李村) doesn’t compare to the old one, but market day still brings out tons of people.

Fall in our Qingdao neighbourhood

Fifteen years ago, this urban neighbourhood in northern Qingdao was a village. Chances are people were doing this very thing, probably not too far from this very spot.dryinggrainqingdao1
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Now this is a public play area, where grandparents exercise and let their grandchildren run around.