Tai Yi Hotel
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... without even looking at either family and proceeded towards the exit. It was very busy and taxi drivers saw the tourist and made a beeline for me. I was now able to tell them no and that I was taking a bus in Chinese and most of them left me alone. I had instructions on how to get to the hostel, but needed to find the number 2 bus. I followed signs to the bus station but wanted to clarify I was going the correct way before committing myself. ...
... a huge pedestrian shopping mall. So many shops and so many people. We seek refuge in some of the larger air-conditioned malls.
Nothing much planned today. We take a walk to see Tianfu Square with the staue of Mao. then its onto the Peoples square which is a lush green park. Lots of people doing their dancing etc. We walk back through the pedestrian shopping mall which would have to be ...
... before braving ourselves for the real ordeal which is walking down the stairs by the side of the seated Buddha figure.
Getting in queue for the descent down the 71m tall Buddha, we estimated that it would take a couple of hours to get from the head to the toes. The toes themselves are 8.5m long. The ears are 7m and the shoulder span is 28m. Progress down is extremely slow due to the crowds. Despite it being a Monday, it took a full ...
... to clear and eventually she pushes forward and away from my breathing space. I deboard, wondering why she was in such a rush—maybe a connecting flight. As I exit the plane I see her and her awful trousers again. She’s pawing through her handbag until she finds her phone. With no urgency whatsoever, she stands in the middle of the narrow bridge and engages in conversation. I sidestep her and give thanks that I will never have to see this ...
8:53pm - Saturday, May 21
We took a few snaps of the room last night so you guys can see our new digs. Nice high ceilings, soft mattress, pretty furniture. Cool! Had a bite to eat in the common room/restaurant/bar of the hostel. We ordered some Sichuan specialties (which they will teach you how to cook, for a price). We ordered the Ma Po Tofu (a local specialty, created by a grandmother in Chengdu, generally loved by all, and named after ...
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