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... a big cool restaurant. We walked past some nice colonial looking alcoves. We got a private room, which was a bit warm for me and got served some spicy local dishes. Cheng Du was the regional capital of Sichuan, which of course is famous for its spicy food. Wulf described it as a small city - only 14M!! We discovered at the restaurant to our annoyance that they had run out if rice and don't usually serve tea. There was a protracted wait while they tried to ...
... arched bridges and bonsai trees everywhere, plus the odd temple. This place also seemed steeped in history but there was not many English translations so apart from having references to the Shu, Tang and Ming Dynasties I'm really not too sure what it was all about.
It was getting dark so we headed back to the Tibetan quarter where many monks seemed to be walking home or at least ...
... of the TEM-4 test (test for english majors); despite Bill's fluency, he was convinced he would fail and repeated his sorrowful "oh, oh no. Oh, John. I'm so. So nervous. This test...it's so important. We must pass." Really, I can't capture Bill's way of speaking--it's just too ridiculous. His exaggeration, random clicking of the tongue, and absurd amount of energy makes him a rare specimen. No words can capture the amount of energy that flows through this young man's veins; he's ...
We went to Dujiangyan to see the oldest irrigation system (& the only one not to use a dam) in the world. It was built in 256 BC. We took the train from Chengdu to a small town about a half an hour outside of the city. We arrived at the station & went straight to the ticket office to buy return tickets for later in the day. An English speaking chinese guy helped us tell the ticket lady where we wanted to go, & we got our tickets. As we walked ...
Chengdu has over 90% humidity year-round, and when I arrived, it was also enduring quite a heat wave. I started carrying a fan around with me, as did most of the women there (and many men as well). I planned to stay in Chengdu for a couple of weeks, eating ...