This is our 500th post since we started this blog in 2011. In a way, that makes this our 500th date with all of you!! We have thoroughly enjoyed sharing our adventures with you, and we are thankful for all the loving support that we have received in return. Our blog is an online journal, a photo album, and above all a way of keeping all of our family and friends up to date with our life abroad.
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Today we have another date night to share with you, but unfortunately nothing new to show you. We went to eat thai food once again. I don’t think that we could ever get tired of thai food – one of our favourite cuisines – but being adventurous, we like to try new places instead of returning to the same old places every week.
Read about our first run, and my victory, here.
However, let’s be honest, money is tight so we will go wherever we can afford to go! It may not be new and exciting, but if we can fit a dinner outing into our current budget, we will take what we can get. This last week we decided to use a voucher that we had won in May. During our first run with the Hash House Harriers, the running club in Qingdao, I came first among the ladies. As a prize, I won a set menu dinner at ‘Thai Me Up’.
Thai Me Up
The weather on this day was hot and humid, as it always is lately, so we jumped into a cab and headed out. No buses lately – it’s too yucky outside for that! We had plans to stay out all night so we took a couple games with because this always makes date nights more fun.
This Thai restaurant is located in downtown Qingdao, and not far from most of the other popular tourist food spots in that area. By the time our taxi got through the bumper to bumper afternoon traffic, the skies had opened and it was raining cats and dogs! As usual we were without an umbrella so we got soaked while we ran from the cab.
Ice cold beers to cool us off
It still feels odd to be incredibly hot and sweaty while the skies are so dark and cloudy. It feels like we are in a time-warp, and summer has not yet arrived fully. We are looking forward to the autumn when skies will most probably return to blue, and the blanket of humidity will lift from the China.
We started out with Po Pia Taud (spring rolls) and Luke Chin Kai (chicken meat balls), served with sweet chill and some sort of tasty mystery sauce. For mains we had Tom Kha Kai (Coconut chicken Soup), Phanaeng Curry, Steamed broccoli with garlic and Chicken Pad Thai. Dessert was fresh fruit (melon and dragon fruit).
Dinner was delicious!
Our plans for a night out went south when the rain got heavier. We walked to a nearby convenient store and got some snacks but after that we were at a loss. Walking around in the storm didn’t seem very appealing to us, so we decided to head home.
We are not big fans of eating out and then heading straight home. It almost seems like a wasted evening to us, perhaps because we both consider eating out a luxury that we like to make the most of. This may not have been a hugely successful evening, but at least we got almost our whole meal for free, and we got to enjoy another dinner downtown together.
We hope that all of you are making room in your lives for date nights.
Children or no children – Make a plan ~ It’s important!