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... million people is just a village; it does not qualify to be called a city. But nothing we've seen so far compares with the crush of Beijing! That is a city many times over.
Last night we attended an ancient Chinese dramatic art, a "Changing Faces Opera." Most of our group went, which I think is very good since Chengdu is known for three things: the Changing Faces Opera, brocade, and the Giant Panda ...
... contest. Each band and singer had a small area about forty foot squared, and were immediately bordered by the next band. As such it was just deafening, and believe or not, some people were actually dancing! We moved away as soon as possible, walking to a quieter area. We spotted a small opening in a wall and wandered through, ah. This was more like it. We had stumbled on an ornamental garden, with bonsai trees in evidence, a very nice lake full of ...
... were probably a hundred foreigners there, mostly from England. When it comes to expats, there seems to be mostly English people. I don't know why the English flock to China, but so far, every single English person that I have talked to states that England is very boring. I always thought England seemed exciting, but now I am starting to wonder what it is really like. Even if it is a boring country, it is still high on my list of places to visit.
Half way along a very bad road between Yading and Chengdu, our next destination, is a stopover village called Litang. Normally there is not much to do here - and a reason many travellers choice to stay for a while. We, however, were not of this mindset but did see an interesting gathering of nomadic tents and tribal people accumulating on the outskirts of town.
We decided to investigate. That's when we got lucky.
We had a look around the ...
... probably could not read English): they had no idea how to register me as a hotel guest. I ended up checking into the same hotel as Gareth and Charles (USA) and was happy to find a toothbrush, soap and shampoo in the room. It was actually one of the nicest rooms I'd had so far.
We ended up having a really nice evening walking around town and eating Hotpot (the province Sichuan is known for its Sichuan peppers and spicy food) which was an ...