Travel Blogs from Chengdu, China

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Why oranges are so cheap right now, Chengdu, China travel blog

Why oranges are so cheap right now

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... price of oranges has drop from 4 yuan to 1 yuan a kg. The situation elsewhere is no better. Chen Shouyun, an orange dealer in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, said: "Last week, I didn't sell even one kg of oranges when normally I used to sell at least 5,000 ...

Want Some Bacon?, Chengdu, China travel blog

Want Some Bacon?

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... 't eat the filthy motherfucker. Pigs sleep, and root, in shit. That's a filthy animal" -- Pulp Fiction When we got back to Chengdu we couldn't get a bed in Sim's place, or even the other hostel around the corner. We ended up having to check into a ...

Hunting Panda, Chengdu, China travel blog

Hunting Panda

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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The train actually arrived an hour early at 5:30am but that still did not stop the train attendant grabbing my leg and shaking it to the point of almost pulling it off at 4:30am probably so the Chinese have time to make their breakfast instant ...

Fire Breathing Face Changers and Sichuan Food, Chengdu, Sichuan, China travel blog

Fire Breathing Face Changers and Sichuan Food

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... to get to the train station on time to board the 30-hour slow train to Guangzhou. The other interesting note about Chengdu, other than the opera and the pandas and the wonderful service we got at Sam's Guesthouse, was the food. ...

Panda-hunting in southwest China, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China travel blog

Panda-hunting in southwest China

A travel blog entry by jeroen

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... had done it before ('maybe you are lying about this friend') and telling her it's not possible in Lhasa or Chengdu ('maybe you never entered China from Nepal') the stupid cow just walked off. In the meantime, while ten animated minutes passed, her boss ...

Lijiang to Chengdu cycle ride to raise funds, Chengdu, China travel blog

Lijiang to Chengdu cycle ride to raise funds

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... What: China Charity Challenge When: Early registration ends May 31 Web: www.chinacharitychallenge.org The China Charity Challenge is a bicycle rally from Lijiang to Chengdu with proceeds going to Roots & Shoots. How did you set this up and why ...

Panda-monium, Panda Breeding Research Base, Chengdu, China travel blog

Panda-monium

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... a battle. Looking at them though, you're reminded more of cats. You just want to pet them. The Research Base in Chengdu, which I visited in early May, is set up like a good zoo. There are numerous grassy enclosures where the bears loll around on ...

Pandas, Parks and Tea, Chengdu, Sichuan, China travel blog

Pandas, Parks and Tea

A travel blog entry by beats

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... the public could go. Sichuan is *the* part of China where Pandas live. I have also been enjoying the simple things in Chengdu, sitting in a park and drinking great green tea. It has been much harder travelling in China than in the very easy south ...

Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu

A travel blog entry by martinandheike

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... great speed, pausing briefly to take photo's. Fifteen minutes later we were back at the bus station looking to catch a bus to Chengdu!! We arrived at the guesthouse to find they had forgotten to book us back in. After explaining I was very sorry ...

Earthquake prediction comes true, Chengdu, China travel blog

Earthquake prediction comes true

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... involve quake monitoring, prediction, injury and damage prevention, disaster rescue and relief, and post-quake reconstruction. "China's quake legislation is delivering. Research should catch up," CENC deputy director Zhang Xiaodong said in an ...

Earthquake anniversary, Chengdu, China travel blog

Earthquake anniversary

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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Tomorrow is the anniversary of the Sichuan earthquake, which left 95,000 dead and extensively damaged large areas, forcing the re-settlement of many. One of the amazing things to emerge from the disaster is the speed with which the authorities have ...

Rabbits Heads and Giant Buddha's, Chengdu, China travel blog

Rabbits Heads and Giant Buddha's

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... ) and a Sichzuan Rabbit Hot Pot the most famous local dish. We were given big plastic gloves to eat with and they kept the china tea coming, I kept going to the fridge to help myself to beers though. It was really good but was spicy and clearly had the ...

Day 39, Chengdu, China travel blog

Day 39

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... to the restaurant. I had a bowl of rice and vegetables and finished them off in quick time before heading back to bed. We're in Chengdu to see the pandas but we haven't organised that yet. On the other hand we had hoped to have some chill-out time here ...

Urumqi Wanderings, Urumqi, China travel blog

Urumqi Wanderings

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... would visit later in the trip, Gaochang and Jiaohe. I was interested to learn that both Buddhism and Islam had entered China through ancient XinJiang trade routes, and that Sufiism was started here. After the museum, we wandered around the market ...

Vodka - made in China, Chengdu, China travel blog

Vodka - made in China

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... of the potent spirit called baijiu, to produce a premium vodka in the southwestern city Chengdu using a combination of Russian and Chinese techniques. Grayling China Dancers toast with cocktails at the launch of Shanghai White vodka Paying homage to ...

Remembering the Sichuan earthquake, Chengdu, China travel blog

Remembering the Sichuan earthquake

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... netizens to recall the day when the quake happened, while the online memorial has drawn nearly 1.4 million clicks. China's biggest online community using real names www.kaixin001.com encourages netizens to grow virtual white chrysanthemums. It ...

Pandaaaaamonium, Chengdu, China travel blog

Pandaaaaamonium

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... and well worth the trip out of the city. We now head back to town for a little shopping and looking around.    Chengdu has a wonderful feel and vibe. We walked from the university area back to our hotel which weaves its way through many local ...

Chengdu, take some extra film too., Chengdu, China travel blog

Chengdu, take some extra film too.

A travel blog entry by irax

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... 's where his English teacher was from. He took us back to "Mix and Backpacker's Guest House", a strange name, but a superb hostel. Chengdu is the latest line of Chinese cities that we've visited with a population larger than the whole of Scotland. I'm ...

Surely the best value accommodation we will get, Chengdu, China travel blog

Surely the best value accommodation we will get

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... had an absolute classic lookalike but got no picture, he was a chinese Donnie Brasco anyway complete with blue tracksuit. We arrived in Chengdu at 2pm, another amazing brand new train station in another place we had never heard of that has an inner city ...

Cheapskate Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Cheapskate Chengdu

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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Chengdu; a fantastic apartment to crash in and a big city to explore....sweet. Infact we didn't do too much exploring, took things relatively easy but went to a few temples, parks and of course the pandas. Was quite a saga getting there on public ...

Cheng Du - the home of the Panda, Cheng Du, China travel blog

Cheng Du - the home of the Panda

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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Panda'ring to the crowds, Chengdu, China travel blog

Panda'ring to the crowds

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... about. After catching up with some sleep post Panda Breeding Sanctuary, we went for a walk around the People's Park in Chengdu and experienced the nutty collection of locals blaring out different types of music within metres of each other. Some would ...

Chilling in Chengdu, Chengdu, China travel blog

Chilling in Chengdu

A travel blog entry by rachel_john

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... they are 35. As with our chinese guides, Ding and Tommy from the Exodus trip (see first six weeks in China), the army officers are also from Chengdu. They all speak about their city very dearly. During our two day stay we visit the Panda breeding ...

Playful Pandas, Chengdu, China travel blog

Playful Pandas

A travel blog entry by worldofbintang

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We survived another overnight train journey with only one loud snorer opposite us and arrived in the city of Chengdu. We found a lovely place to stay - Sims Cozy Guesthouse which lived up to its name with a large comfortable room and pleasant outdoor and ...

Day 38, Chengdu, China travel blog

Day 38

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... the railway station) we were up and dressed. We got a taxi to Sam's Guesthouse and made enquiries about availability. I'd read that Chengdu and particularly Sam's would be a return to the backpacker scene. In our last few destinations we've seen very few ...

Why pandas will soon be extinct in the wild, Chengdu, China travel blog

Why pandas will soon be extinct in the wild

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... aware they can adopt a panda, and only two of 14 born last year at Ya'an Bi Feng Xia Resort have found sponsors. Chengdu's pandas haven't fared much better. Most of the Wolong Panda Club's animals' "foster parents" are from Japan and the United ...

Day 44, Chengdu, China travel blog

Day 44

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... we could do and how we could fit in the Giant Buddha at Leshan (about 30 minutes bus ride away) before returning to Chengdu for our 6pm train ticket South to Panzhihua. After considering weather conditions, trek duration etc we opted to get the bus to ...

Those big black and white bears we love so much..., Chengdu, China travel blog

Those big black and white bears we love so much...

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... of Xi'an, another marathon rail journey (17 hours, this time by soft sleeper) brought us to Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. Sichuan is one of China's most populous provinces, but it is also the gateway to the natural treasure trove that is ...

Another Overnight Train, Chengdu, China travel blog

Another Overnight Train

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... , but it would of been interesting experiencing the soft class which is slightly more expensive but very rare and difficult to obtain. Chengdu is another large unattractive Chinese city, but the main reason for being here is to see the Giant Pandas - ...

The Giant Pandas, Chengdu, China travel blog

The Giant Pandas

A travel blog entry by scott_and_amy

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... Panda Reserve on Easter Sunday Our Easter Sunday started by waking up at 4:30am on an overnight train. There was nothing 'Easter' in China except the Irish couple wishing us a Happy Easter. This was a quick stop in the city of Chengu thus we headed ...

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