Holiday Inn West Century City
Travel Blogs from Chengdu
... got the latest Windows 8 installed in error and I don't know how to find things on it!!!
And now this laptop won't receive pictures from our phones so we can't put them on the blog.
Maybe our techie friends in Hangzhou can help, but that will be in another 10 days.
... a pretty large amount of Peanut milk.
We also explored a bit of the town at night- some of the statues were particularily cool at night.
As our train out was in the afternoon, we had time to explore a local monastery and its awesome and peaceful gardens. People, mainly of the older variety, milled about and they had a great style to the place.
In the afternoon, we caught a 15 hour sleeper train to Xian, and the terracotta warriors
... takes I am getting everywhere I go. Joey's school was extremely beautiful; I felt as though I was walking through a forest when I went through the grounds. Every class was about an hour long, and it was not as structured as I expected. Teachers would crack jokes and the classroom would errupt in laughter, then it would be back to work. Joey and the students confirmed what I expected out of Chinese schools: the focus is on science ...
... what, so a diversion to the rest of the park and one of the many Tea Houses was in order. In idyllic surroundings, overlooking a pond covered with lily pads and edged with bonsai trees, we supped our cups of fragrant jasmine tea. There's something about the independent traveller from the west that makes us stand out like sore thumbs so it was no real surprise when a local initiated a conversation with us in English. It was quickly established that he was a freelance translater ...
... street cleaners, bus drivers, etc. The temp was perfect but it was already misty and humid. As I headed out the hotel down the street I remembered how much I had enjoyed early morning walks when I was in Japan and wish I would have been doing this all along- oh well, next year!
People’s Park, like all the public spaces in China, is immaculate, lush and beautifully maintained. It is big but not big enough to ...
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