March Theme Day: Play


On Di Kou Lu, children playing.


Theme Day: Photo of the Year


The January tradition for City Daily Photo is for bloggers to share their favorite photo of the previous year. I knew immediately it would be these cuties, whom I saw at the ancient village of Zhujiayu.

If you want to see more Photos of the Year, check out City Daily Photo.

CDP Theme Day: Rock ‘n’ Roll

Jammin’ in the park

This month’s City Daily Photo Theme is “Rock ‘n’ Roll. I’ve chosen a musical photo that’s very Chinese, though far from Chuck Berry et al’s genre.

FYI – the two men are playing a traditional instrument called an er hu.

If you want to see more interpretations of this month’s theme, click here.


mobikes downtown

A cool new idea has reached Jinan. It’s Mobikes, bikes you can rent for 1 yuan per half hour. Unlike similar bike services in the US, the bikes are very cheap and you can leave them anywhere and pick them up anywhere. You need to pay 200 rmb ($29 approx.) to get the app needed. Once you’ve paid that, it’s just 15ยข for 30 minutes. The bikes are new and you don’t really need to own your own bike anymore.