Kempinski Hotel Chengdu
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Travel Blogs from Chengdu
Ann and I were up early for our trip to the Panda Conservation and Breeding Centre.
I almost forgot my camera and had a last minute dash back to the room.
It is a lovely place about 30minutes from the centre of the city. The grounds are beautiful with lots of bamboo lining the roadways. Apparently there are 135 species of bamboo but pandas …
I started the day with a power walk along the lovely promenade in front of the hotel.
There were several people doing Tai Chi but also a few older men braving the water for a swim in the harbour.
Also I saw a number of girls in school uniform and most of their uniforms are white and thin cotton with long white socks.
After packing and …
... on the plane you get seats that fold all the way down so it becomes a bed and you can sleep, you get great meals with real cutlery, and you are the first off the plane as is your luggage. This is only my second time flying executive class but I definitely have to try to keep using my points to do it again. The only complaint I have about the executive class is with the seat I was assigned on the flight from Vancouver ...
... very humid. The winters can be cold but with little snow. Many homes do not have central heating. Sichuan Province is famous for it's hot spicy food. Apparently the spice helps the locals deal with the cold in winter and the arthritis that goes with cold and humid. The population in Chengdu is 14 million. Not unlike Beijing and Xian, Chegdu's skyline is dotted with construction cranes. The airports in the three cities are much larger than required. The entire ...
... of England where you weigh and price your own fruit, they have several people who do that for you, and the same for freshly baked bread items. You can definitely see a work line in action.
One thing that I read today about the Chinese language is why they almost lack any grammar. There is no conjugation, no changing verbs in any way, and often to ask a question you simply make a statement and add ma or how ma on the end! The reason ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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