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Travel Blogs from Chengdu
... today. Very few times have I sweat so much while not at a workout. Although we couldn't find the electronics store, we did find some Chinese underwear. I bought a few pair. When I was standing in line, and a sales girl saw what I had, she said, "These are too small", before taking my mediums out of my hands and grabbing a different size. It wasn't until after I got back to the room that I realized she had not replaced them with a large...she got me a 2XL. I was ...
wandered around seeing pandas young and old doing their thing. We got to see
feeding time for a group of teenage pandas and let me tell you, they love their
bamboo shoots. We decided to pay an exorbitant price and actually be allowed to
hold a baby panda. We got kitted out in nurse scrubs and waited to hold the
little beast. We were expecting a small little thing, but he was a little
bigger than expected. I kept wandering what was keeping him ...
... for the people as opposed to the elite. When we sat down there were cups in front if us with tea leaves and a bowl of peanuts. We were offered massages for 50 rmb while we waited for the show, but we decided against it. Another man came around with a teapot with a long spout (about a foot and a half) and poured boiling water into our cups. This was the famous kung fu tea. They didn't even spill a drop! The show opened with an operatic act of the Chinese version of ...
... who created the original system. It is a very impressive site, set in a beautiful area of the mountains. Parts of the temple were damaged by the earthquake, but had been restored to their original beauty. I even got my fortune told by an old man in one part of the temple - first had to shake a box of bamboo sticks while kneeling before an altar, then one finally fell out (actually three, but I was told to use ...
... I even got offered a chicken foot snack from an old Chinese dear but politely declined and tucked into my Lays crisps instead. Cat got a bit embarrassed when she grabbed the sleeping man sat at the side of her after been suddenly awoken from the bus swerving wildly. She grabbed his hand in panic and he just looked at her as if to say, 'What the hell are you doing?' We took a toilet break a few hours in and as I needed a leak, I plodded off to the john. It was your ...
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