This was my husbands third trip to Jinan, China. The university he works at has an exchange program with Shandong Jianzhu University. Professors go to teach during the summer and winter semesters and undergraduate and graduate students can participate in student exchange programs to attend classes overseas. Professors and students from Shandong Jianzhu University gave us tours of the campus of Shandong Jianzhu University, the Shandong Museum, Baotu Spring, a horse racing park, Lingyan Temple, (Buddhist temple), and places around the city.
Shandong Jianzhu University
Traveling around Jinan without native speakers and a driver would have been difficult. Jinan is an ancient city with a large population but not a lot of people speak English and my husband and I only know about 5 words/phrases in Mandarin.
It was very neat to see such an old city. The people there were very nice and the university professors and students take hosting guests very seriously. They bought us gifts, food, and souvenirs. It is an interesting city and I look forward to my next visit.