Sai Jia Comfort Hotel
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Chengdu
Arriving in Chengdu from Kathmandu was like moving through a time warp and advancing 75 years, with a cleansing wash along the way. While driving to our hotel late at night, we noticed the lights, modern buildings, highways with street signs that looked more like US street signs than any others we've seen for the past five months (aside from the Chinese characters), and we felt more at ease and at peace than we'd been in the four-alarm risk level of Kathmandu. It's weird ...
... we ordered was obscene. We kept all of the wrappers, and at the end piled everything up on one table to take a picture. It's almost embarrassing.
After dinner, we made our way back to the hotel to get some packing done. Tomorrow is going to be a long day, so we wanted to get ahead of the game, and figure out how we were going to make everything we bought fit.
Back to packing...
Chris and ...
... to the train station.
So with just under an hour to go, we began trying to flag down a taxi, having no idea whether we were 5 minutes or an hour and a half from the train station, and unable to ask anyone. Now in big Chinese cities, guess what there is also a shortage of? Taxis of course! And since there is such a demand for taxis from local Chinese, cab drivers don't need to bother picking up foreigners. Foreigners have a reputation of not ...
... would tell us we had reached the square at the center of town. Chengdu has grown into a much larger place (14 mil pop.) than we had last been to in 2003. Nothing looked familiar. As the bus drove down a canyon of high rises, we began trying to ask our fellow passenger for Mao Square ('Tianfu') or 'Laomashi' metro stop. We didn't expect anyone would speak English, but we surprise to be so thoroughly shunned. They ignored us the best they could ...
... student speeches are no walk in the park either, you have to go in front of the class and speak through a microphone for ten minutes. This is unheard of at WSU and I was even more shocked when the first Chinese student went in front of the class and gave a better presentation in English than I thought I could possibly do. Even though I was pretty intimidated, I am looking forward to enhancing my public speaking ability. My next class is taught by Bernie my WSU professor. This ...