Qingdao on China’s Yellow Sea coast is a place of exhilarating contrasts, the place historic German buildings rub up in opposition to dazzlingly fashionable sculptural art. Fresh sea air keeps coastal Qingdao cool whereas inland cities swelter in the course of the hot summer months. Thankfully, the ever-present hometown beer Tsingtao can also be on faucet to maintain parched throats at bay. But over the previous two years, following extensive hotel renovations and reopenings, these enduringly cheery islands – awash with pearlescent bays and neon-bright shoals of fish – are lastly bouncing again. This all comes ahead of Slovenia’s real moment in the spotlight, having been named the European Region of Gastronomy for 2021. Oenophiles are getting a whiff of its potential, too, with a staggering 52 grape varietals producing award-winning amber and pure wines.
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