Chengdu Pearl International Hotel
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... attract a certain type of person, and last night was no exception. Despite getting up at 6 a.m we still managed a few too many beers during an interesting chat with a guy who has been to North Korea many times.
We were both very disappointed to leave Yangshuo, we could easily spent another week there, but we must press on with so many other attractions to see
Our early Yangshuo departure meant we were in Chengdu by midday and we ...
... countryside like most anywhere, listening to my favorite music. I am living in every moment and yet underneath there is a simple anticipation of what is to come.
We were met by our guide and taken off to dinner on the big tour bus. Literally we move from meal to meal. I think we are conditioned to it now...we just show up and someone feeds us. I have no idea what the name of the restaurant was, but it was hot pot (new for me) and great as usual. The beer comes ...
... Both a good and cheap meal.
In one shop saw some cool wood carvings and what looked to be just pieces of wood that had been polished up. Really liked the dragon dog which was about as tall as me but no way in hell of getting that home.
From here headed to the Wenshu temple which had some interesting statues and pagodo, along with buildings and artwork. Once again you basically have courtyard after courtyard with a building and shrine in between ...
... invited me to sleep over since they knew I was going to be all by myself. So I slept in Vivian's queen sized bed, since their couch was lumpy and they didn't have any blankets and pillows. Vivian and I chatted all night long about each other and our love lives and it was awesome getting to know her on a deeper level! I love these moments!
What another extremely busy day! I guess that's the story of my life.
Sunday was a pretty uneventful day. Exhausted from the day before, and with a test on Monday, I spent most of the day studying.
Monday was rather more interesting. First of all we had our now basically weekly test, which wasn't really all that hard. Then during class Wang laoshi came in and gave us all back our visa applications, now properly filled out, and told us that in the afternoon we would go to the visa office to get our extensions. Except that ...