Before setting off to see all sorts of interesting things all over China, I stayed in Dalian for a weekend. Dalian’s not a big tourist destination, but it can offer a nice lifestyle. It has random plant artwork (which I’ve since noticed is actually all over the place in China), nicely laid out streets, and I quite liked visiting the Labour Park on my last weekend there.
I’m not sure if I’ll ever go back to Dalian, or even China. But it is a fine city.