Here it is June already and time for a new Tourist in Your Town Challenge. Thanks goes out to Junkboat Travels (on blogspot) for participating in last month’s challenge Favourite and showing some of her favourite Burger joints in and around Toronto, Canada.
It is a long weekend here in China for Duan Wu, Dragon Boat Festival. The holiday is usually mid-week, but this year it falls on a Monday. Yippee 3 day weekend. Yesterday John and I went to the Beer Festival. John’s friend had a booth and was selling his home-brew and asked John to prepare some food to go along with the drinks. We spent the day selling tasty Beef on a Bun. Crowds came despite the heat. The energy and fun-filled the air for those expats and locals alike that decided to stay in the city.
The Beerfest runs Saturday and Sunday from noon until 10PM. Numerous homebrewers, restaurants and breweries sell their ware. Most participants are from around Shanghai, but some come from other cities. With a large expat community tastes from other countries are also present. In the evening bands hit the main stage to entertain the crowds and create a bar atmosphere outside. It was held in Puxi near Fuxing Park at Sinan Mansions. Sinan is an outside venue with small 2 story European style buildings. This year is the 4th beerfest, so if you’re in the area next year keep it in mind 😉 The address is:
Sinan Mansions 519-521 Fuxing Zhong Lu (near Sinan Lu)
and in Chinese:
思南公馆 复兴中路519号 近思南路
The metro information:
Line 10 (Purple): Xintiandi 10号－新天地
The Beerfest gave me the idea for this month’s Tourist in Your Own Town theme: Festivals and Gatherings. Now the festival season is just starting, but if you have any photos from last year post them and give us the details, dates and description for this year. Hey maybe if someone is in your neck of the woods they may stop by. No festivals where you live? No problem… what is your summer tradition? Maybe it is a family BBQ, a weekend around a campfire with friends, a church picnic or even a parade. Just show us something festive and fun that you are looking forward to this summer.
- post your pictures and then link back to this post so others can find you
- use Tourist in Your Town in the title and tags
- invite others to join in
The challenge runs for the month of June and a new challenge will be up the first week of July