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... late afternoon we had a look at the very modern pedestrian area of Chengdu with its hundreds of shops and heaps of shoppers. Once again we were impressed/surprised how modern everything is.
After another lazy rest-day we went on a day-trip to Leshan which was about a three hours bus ride south of Chengdu. The town claims its fame because of the Big Buddha (apparently one of the worlds tallest sitting Buddhas).
... party at are hostel. It was fun and brought every1 together. We also a competition for the best dumpling which i brought home for the team winning a cocktail of my choice. From there lets just say it got messy. My first night on the sauce since traveling and got steamboats. Met a few folk then Javaid and I went to get some famous rice wine. Didn't taste that great but at 56% and 4.50yuan(40 half pence) a bottle who cares. A few ...
... but huge room, air-conditionnig and a tv) :)
The next morning we saw the world's biggest Buddha (the reason we came to Leshan), then took a bus to Mt Emei Shan,
then another small bus that was supposed to take us up the mountain.
There we arrived at the middle of the mountain, in the clouds, all alone, it was really scary, because you could'nt even see 2 meters in front of you, we couldn't ...
... since I stepped foot in Asia. During the game I was force to be reckoned with in the post, scoring 8 of our team 11 points. I feel like in the coming weeks that I will have to try out for center on the SWUFE basketball team. Not only does everyone play basketball, it is always on the TV's in the dining hall. Most players spot their heat warm-up jerseys which is also pretty funny. ...
... in China, they don't usually pay month to month, but instead 6 months or 1 year increments), sign the lease, and have our new AC/heating system installed. Yea!
After meeting with the landlord we went to 又好又多/Trust Mart to buy some necessities and a cellphone. Buying a cellphone was a very different experience than in the States. Trust Mart, which is basically a Walmart, sold cellphones ranging from 200-700 RMB. ...