Nanfu Bund Hotel
Travel Blogs from Chengdu
So today was pretty much filled up with a 16 hour overnight train journey from Xi'an to Chengdu in the Sichuan province.
The train was surprisingly good, had a good sleep and got to see a lot of the country side.
We arrived in Chengdu and got a rick-shaw from the train station to our hostel and man were there some traffic jams.
So over a week has passed since I arrived in China, 12 days, and I'm loving it!
I really enjoy the teaching especially now that I understand what is expected of us, and I enjoy the company of my flat mates and the other volunteers. (Despite some of their arrogance XD)
I have some new pictures and instead of adding them all to the relevant entry I'm going to add them all to this one. (except for the flat pictures)
Travel in tibet it is really an enjoyable thing, especially in spring. You can walking in grand Potala Square, visiting Jokhang Monastery, drinking a cup of coffee in Barkhor Street in Lhasa city. However if you want to experience an other aspect of Tibet, why not join Everest Base Camp ...
... to figure out at first. The guide walked us to the three teenage pandas environment and we stood around waiting to see them.
Cameras started clicking and you would have thought it was Lady Gaga coming out of the indoor enclosure. Three young bears came lumbering out in a straight line and headed towards a new batch of freshly-cut bamboo canes that were lush with green leaves. They started munching and the crowd grew ...
... and they light up and want to talk and laugh. I’m surprised how well my Mandarin which was nonexistent only a week ago is coming along. My medical terminology in Chinese is spot on but carrying on a convo is completely another animal. The tones of the language are what make it difficult for a non native.. for example a simple 3 letter word with 2 vowels could potentially have 16 different combinations ...
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