Chengdu Garden City Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
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... of something called Sichuan pepper. This is a peppercorn used in Sichuan for cooking which has a rather unique flavour. It slightly numbs your mouth as you eat it. It was also an opportunity to have everyone sing Happy Birthday to Danielle and for her to experience something called birthday noodles (noodles indicate long life and so a bowl of noodles were given to Danielle at the end of her meal).
After dinner, we stopped by the local convenience store to look ...
... I just narrowly beat by checking into a hotel where I watched the heavens just crash down around me.
The next four days into Chengdu were uneventful, the roads were good again, the weather was good, I was introduced to the fantastic flavours of Sichuan, the heat continued to wear me down and **** me off... The only thing worth noting I feel is that I met this cool Chinese cyclist who was heading from the city of Chongqing on his way to Guangzhou, about 2500 km away ...
... with almost no means of materials & tools.
- when you need to empty 3 large pits with water, they use a pump to get the water from pit 1 to 2, then from 2 to 3. But because the hose is to short they manually remove the water from pit 3 and carry it outside, which takes 2 days to execute.
- several square meters of concrete needs to be removed => 2 Chinese men already work for 2 weeks with hammer & chisel to remove the top layer.
... saw hundreds of people dancing, singing or doing some form of exercise. This is something we noticed throughout our travels of China, people of all ages get together to do exercise outdoors as a group morning and night, and they all know the same dance routine! It was very bizarre walking past a park seeing hundreds of people dancing along together, certainly something you will never see in London!
That evening we got together as ...
... and place a really high emphasis on
service. So when we got there they upgraded us from the small private
with shared bath we had reserved to a large en suite without us
asking, they also refunded us the bus fair to the place, which they
said should have been 4 yuan, Dan chose not to tell them we had
assumed the bus was the same price as Xian and had only paid 2yuan!
Checked in we decided to go out and explore the city on foot, this
was not the best ...