Travel Blogs from Chengdu
... I later learnt that Chris had a ring for her and was looking to get the family heirloom resized; good luck to her.
I was woken at 7am on the dot by Alice who had offered to wake me as I had no phone or alarm and I thanked her for the last time; she has my email if she ever needs any help. The train station was a 30 minute bus journey away and very easy to find.
On to Zhangjiajie but with an overnight stop in HuaiHua.
... focusing mainly on the shortcomings of the Chinese government in giving those hopes and possibilities to the young generation, but we quickly realize that most of Alice’s complaints are in regards to her own parents. She longs to leave her country to break away from the grip of authority, but whose authority? It seems that in China, the family hierarchy and authority of parents remains indisputable, and not only when it comes to arranging marriages.
... here most of the kids are just as competent as you or I, they only have a physical disability where their muscles won't let them walk or something similar. They can say no and understand what is going on.
However, I think the statement still stands, I am alright here. I am learning to block out the screams and I can't understand the words they say when they are begging the doctors to stop, so guess that helps.
On the train journey to Chengdu a chinese man was practising his English with me, and when he found out i had a bad cold he rallied around all his chums and before I knew it I had all different sorts of drugs being pushed into my hands! I checked with the hostel they were all kosha- they were sort of lemsip-esque things.
When I got off of the train from Chengdu I hadn't eaten for 24 hours as I went straight ...
... Monday, May 23
Good morning, everyone! Yesterday (Sunday) my cold was worse than Saturday (guess it needed a day to get ramped up to full speed) so we didn't do a heck of a lot. I slept way in and felt pretty nasty when I woke up and met up with Andrew in the common room. He was finishing up a plate of fries and I got ice cream because I'm a giant suck when I'm sick and use it as an excuse to have dessert, lol. We bummed around ...
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking