Civil Aviation Hotel
Travel Blogs from Chengdu
Sichuan - Home to pandas, Spicy Hotpots and some amazing scenery.
We based ourselves in the Capital of the Province - Chengdu. Our hostel was probably the best we've stopped in so far and that was thanks to the friendly hosts, namely a lovely Chinese man named Jimmy. Jimmy welcomed us with a hug for Dave and a handshake for Claire. Before we had even dropped our bags he said that we looked hungry and demanded we eat. Not at his hostel however, but at the ...
... are many places to shop, buy odd snacks (fried scorpion comes to mind), and visit historic buildings.
From Luodai we made our way straight to dinner. Dinner was even more delicious than lunch. For those of you who eat Kung Pao chicken at home, it is nothing like what you get here. So much flavor! We've returned back to hotel for the evening, and have finally gotten our things settled for our 2 week stay here.
Much love from ...
... the norm it brings excitment. It sounds stupid, but I can laugh when there is nothing funny, and I feel warm inside. Right now, I am so happy, I can't imagine being anything else. I'm so happy I could die.
Every now and then,
when the world sits just right,
a gentle breath of heaven
fills my soul with delight...
~Hazelmarie ‘Mattie’ Elliott, A
Breath of Heaven
~ Still paddling this old canoe
... pandas were at their most active, doing what they do best... eating, with the occasional roll just to keep the tourists amused. They had numerous baby pandas as well, which are of course very cute and fluffy but they just sleep it would seem. We were shown a video about how pandas hook up with each other and have babies (no bars and excessive drinking involved).
Chengdu was just another big Chinese city with too many people, vehicles and horns, so ...
... on our way to Mongolia, but our adventures there will have to wait till next time!
Oh, before I forget - if you need to use the internet in China make sure that your hostel has internet because we tried several internet cafes and they don't allow foreigners to use their facilities. You can't use it without a Chinese ID card, pretty annoying! Thankfully guys at copy places are willing to help you and let you use their internet and printer (for a small fee).
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet