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A walk through Qingdao

The longest stop on the “Warriors to Asia” tour is a four-night stay in Qingdao, China.

So it makes sense that the Hawaii basketball team would spend some time getting to know the city of Qingdao. The Warriors walked along the streets of the downtown area on Saturday, August 13, and they found a variety of surprises.

The most entertaining – and disgusting – sight was a street vendor selling live creatures such as scorpions, worms and grasshoppers. None of the Warriors were willing to try it, but there were several local Chinese people who were buying.

Qingdao is located near the ocean, so the vendors were also selling a variety of seafood, including crab, shrimp, oysters, starfish and sea urchin.

Some of the vendors also have a peculiar, and somewhat unsanitary, method of drying their seafood. They simply leave it out on the public sidewalk to dry in the sun.

After viewing all the different types of foods in Qingdao, the Warriors chose to have lunch at … McDonald’s.

“I’ll take McDonald’s every time,” freshman Shaquille Stokes said. “I couldn’t even look at some of that other stuff.”

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  1. Interesting stuff. Is this a culture shock or what.

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