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... metro ad head towards the stop near my hostel. While on the train, I had a look at the map from the hostel and saw that the largest chairman Mao statue in China was located at Tianfu square only 1 stop before my hostel. So I hopped off and thought I might as well have a look and then walk back to the hostel. I snapped a few pics of the statue and the square, but my feet were against the idea of walking back to the hostel, so I jumped back on the metro. Arriving back at the hostel ...
... to look for souvenirs but quickly headed straight past after realizing how similar the shops all were and how much of a complete dump the area was. An area filled with 2 huge electronic and gadgets malls was our next stop for the day and we couldn't believe how huge they both were, about seven stories each filled with every possible computer related kit you could imagine, heaven for us you would think but the constant nagging from sales people coupled with ...
... in my oil, but he couldn't explain what it was. All he said was that it wasn't salt. Once you have your oil all mixed up, you use your chopsticks to pluck different items out of the hot pot. You are then supposed to dip the item into your oil to cool it down and to add extra flavor. You then shove the food in your mouth and say, "Whooo...spicy...hot, hot, hot," as you start digging more items out of the pot. I think Sonny said, "Whoooo...very spicy" after every ...
... a popular, decent-priced, Chinese hotel chain not far from where we are. I'm generally on the hairdo bandwagon but I figured whattheheck. We stayed there but in the end, hostels are 90 percent of the time so much better than hotels; I mean, unless you have tons of money to waste and want to. I never fall into this category. After settled in at the hotel, we make our way to jinli street, supposedly one of the oldest streets in Chengdu, ...
... at the Panda museum on the way out, apart from seeing some slightly distasteful and badly done taxidermies, we learnt a few interesting facts. For example, how the Chinese emporers would train animals like Pandas and jaguars, to fight their enemies. I still think I could take one mind, one on one, they're not so big...
After a great day out we returned to Lazybones and changed from our private room to a dorm, losing our travel towel in the process, gutted! Life goes ...
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