A Weekend Getaway
Having reached my one year anniversary of moving to China, I celebrated by going on a weekend trip to the city of Yantai. Yantai is in the same province as Qingdao, though it lies about three hours north by train. It is on the other end of the Shandong Peninsula. It is another coastal city that lies across the Yellow Sea from the Koreas. Yantai is also home to one of my school’s seven sister schools across China.
Here are some pictures and stories behind our adventure!
The Museum of the Chinese Qipao
An article by China Today describes Qipaos in the following way:
“Most of them were made of silk, and embroidered, with thick laces trimmed at the collar, sleeves and edges. The dress empresses of past dynasties wore them. Their style of dress was noted as the highest of standards for Chinese women for several thousand years. [The] Qipao characterize[s] Chinese women's modesty, softness and beauty. Like Chinese women's personality. Like many fashions, the beauty of Qipao stands away from others. Stunning is one of its features from the collar, loop, chest, waist and hips to the lower hem. Qipao completely shows off a woman's figure” (SOURCE).
(Chinese) Holiday Season
Call Me the Chaperone Queen (upcoming travels)
Don’t forget to look at the moon and dwell upon Him that made it!