Yesterday, due to airline-related issues, I arrived at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center just in time for … the sunset. Problems aside, it’s a gorgeous facility that – I’m told – will be opened up to the people of Qingdao after the games. I’ll have the chance to view today’s competition and medal ceremonies, and I’ll post images later tonight.
Okay, here’s the food menu at the Olympic Sailing Center:
Okay, this is quite a bit worse than Hong Kong’s concessions (penne in cream sauce!), but marginally better than the abysmal offerings in Shanghai (three croissants/bread for RMB8). Qingdao is marginally cheaper – ice cream is discounted by RMB 1, bread/criossants by RMB 2. And yet, for reasons undertermined, a Snickers is RMB 1 more in Qingdao. Must be shipping costs. Finally, I must say, congee is a nice touch (though I didn’t try it, so I’m withholding complete judgment).
Below, the beverage list.
Same as pretty much everywhere else. And so, considering that this is the Beer Capitol of China – a very grave disappointment. In Qingdao a Tsing Tao is not just a Tsing Tao. At least, it shouldn’t be.
Haven’t made it up to Beijing, yet, but I’m hearing that the concession situation is equally dismal up there – but for one item, that Sky Canaves demonstrates here.