Another short stop, but in Chengdu this time!

Trip Start Aug 03, 2010
Trip End May 04, 2013

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Flag of China  , Sichuan,
Friday, November 19, 2010

After a 2nd night on an overnight train from Kunming, I arrive in Chengdu around 3pm – I met a cool family on the train, though their young child was especially scared of me. When I get off the train, I get accosted by all sorts of dodgy taxi people and I quickly make my way to the bus station.  One of the girls on the train though, with the family, saw me push through the taxi people and offered to help me find my bus.  I didn't need her help, I have been to this city before and already knew which bus I needed, it was the 55, but she was hot and insistent haha – I didn’t object.  China’s Sichuan province is quite well renowned for its particularly attractive women.  It doesn’t disappoint in this case.

I make it to the hostel, meet the girl, Emma, who has been organising my Tibet tour and she says the others have gone out for train supplies and that I can use their shower and wait for them. 

After having the best shower in the world, it had pressure and heat, which is rare in china – it’s either an extreme of hot/cold with no pressure or too much pressure with cold water – there is fine art to the right mix obviously, I went out to look for my own supplies.  This would be nights 3 and 4 on a train and the journey was another 44 hours – great... but after doing the Trans-Mongolian this should be nothing!!  Although the altitude may get to me!!  I could have flown like Joey and Traci were planning to do but that’s cheating!

After buying some food, drinks and thermals for Tibet and its cold nights, I met up with Anna, Max and Lincoln back at the hostel.  We hung around for a bit waiting for our 9pm train and ate some of the free dumplings made by other guests of the Mix hostel and its Friday night dumpling party!

We caught our train, chatted and prepared ourselves mentally for the epic journey ahead lol.

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