Our apartment complex is called Spring Garden, or in Chinese, Lu Xin Chang Chuen. It is supposedly the biggest apartment complex in Qingdo. It is over a kilometer long.
We absolutely love it! It was one of the reasons we choose our apartment. It has tons of greenery and little trails everywhere you turn. We loved this resort-like feel. We also knew Chara would love exploring and running here.
In our gated community we have discovered small little shops, a bakery, a movie theatre (with English movies!), an ATM, a nail salon, a tea shop, a pharmacy, a florist, a dry cleaner, and big grocery store. So fun and convienent.
We just walk straight down this road to get to the grocery store and movie theatre. Less than a 5 minute walk from our apartment.
I took this from our bedroom window. Check out that hill. Ha! We didn't think about the hills when we fell in love with Qingdao and said we would ride our bikes everywhere. This hill is nothing compared to the roads around Qingdao. I don't think we'll be riding our one speed bikes much.
Truly all of Qingdao is this landscaped and green. We just found out that Qingdao will be the host of the international horticulture conference in 2 years so the city poured a billion yuan into making the city even more green. There are trees, flowers and bushes in every open space along the sea side and roads. Can't wait to see Qingdao in all 4 seasons.
So beautiful. :)