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... 160; I seem to have gotten the hard line working again...however, I believe our wireless is a no go. So we will just share the computer and use the wireless down in the lobby when we are in the area. She and I are both getting tired of the same breakfast here at the hotel so we bought so bananas at the store and some of our travel buddies brought Cliff bars that they have shared. ...
... girls are not too impressed
· China is full of racism (just like anywhere else)
· Sexism is alive and well here
o One child policy has only highlighted the dominance of the boy/man.
· Marriage and 1 child policy, more boys than girls yet girls find it almost impossible to find a husband.
o You would think it would be easy for a Chinese woman to find a ...
... one of which looked like it had been exploded with an air hose it was so fluffy). The most memorable store had to be the one with the birds at the beginning, which had black birds with bright beaks which would talk to you. I’ve heard talking parrots before, but not in Chinese! And because they lived next to a road they had started to mimic car horns. We walked out of the store to the tune of 'honk, ...
... place is strange but ideal, we have a small garden in our bedroom. Tonight was barbecue night, loads of kebabs, veg, breads etc on a table, you pick what you want, take it to chef, he charges you for it and cooks it to your liking, we're both full, 3 pints of beer and a wine spritzer for around £5.50.
You have to see it to realize how good it is (Deb paid 20p for a tooth brush as she lost hers?!?) We'll try and stick some pictures up here tomorrow.
... excursion set up by the hostel. Surprisingly, when we arrived a bit past 8 am, our group of 6 was almost the only group there, and we got to see the morning feeding of 3 adult pandas and 3 month-old baby pandas basically by ourselves. We were told for 400 RMB (almost $60) you could get a picture "hugging" a panda, which none of us splurged for, but we saw a tour group of 20ish Japanese senior citizens forking over money by the hundreds to spend a couple ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNova Traveller's Lodge Chengdu
So far this has been my favourite hostel since being in China. I had a private twin room, with a private bathroom. Everything was very clean, there was soap and toilet paper (first time I've found both of these together!), a very nice hot shower, the most comfortable bed so far and a pretty good wifi internet connection most of the time. I liked the idea of the movie room and laundry service, even though I didn't have a chance to use them! The people that work there are very friendly and speak English very well, and the little restaurant/cafe they have had a good variety and some really good food! (I recommend the Sichaun noodles!). It was in a good location, about a 40 minute walk to the bus station or a cheap taxi ride to the train station. If I was ever in Chengdu again, I would definitely stay here! Thanks!
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