Nanfu Bund Hotel
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... they’ve all had some redeeming quality. Maybe it’s a function of the weather, or tiredness, or something else, but Chengdu seems to have no discernible redeeming features – well, nothing we can see on the way in anyway. We’re only here for one night, which seems like a good thing right now! We arrive at the hotel, check-in, shower and change, then meet up to head out for a brief tour of the city. The weather has seriously brightened ...
18-20th Feb – Chengdu
Our train to Chengdu was one that wasn't too fun. From 1pm to 5am the next day we had a seat... And in order to get them I had to ask people to move out of them including an old woman... :S Awkward! We have realised the key to a long journey is grazing - the lady opposite and us with her kid just didn't stop eating. We soon gobbled down our subways and wanted our pot noodles within a few hours! Laura and I managed to hold out ...
... bus stop. As we were walking to our bus stop, Jessie brought up the German people again and told me the following Chinese joke:
A pin is accidentally dropped in a room full of objects.
The Chinese will use their eyes and touch the floor with their hands until they find the pin.
The Japanese will use special eye glasses and a magnet in order to find the pin.
The Germans will use critical thinking, write down all of ...
... three hours! Oh man, forgot to have dinner! We cycled to a temple, to the backside if the chairman Mao statue, over to the university, along a couple if rivers, next to the football stadium, through the western shopping area and back to the hostel. Frequently one had to avoid pedestrians, cars, motorcycles and one guy on our tour after setting off cycled into a parked ...
We returned to the hostel at around 11:30 and almost immediately headed out for lunch. I wanted to try the famous Sichuan Hot Pot. Upon finding a suitable restaurant we were shown to our tables then directed to a wall of fish tanks and told to select our lunch. None of us felt like eating fish so we declined and asked for chicken instead. This drew puzzled looks from the wait staff so I grabbed my Lonely Planet and attempted to ask for chicken in the native tongue. ...
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