travels

travel * Chengdu, China

By August 31, 2012 2 Comments
no image added yet.

Untitled

I spent 4 days in and around Chengdu in Sichuan Province. Albeit it was a work-trip, I did get to a do a little bit of sightseeing also, which was very nice. The people in Chengdu are unbelievably friendly, the food is beyond spicy, yet so delicious and I’d love to come back for a longer stay that could include climbing the holy mountain followed by a venture southwest. A striking part of China.

Untitled

Untitled

Chengdu is famous for its hotpot. And let me tell you, it’s “hot” – my lips and mouth went numb after the first bite, but somehow my taste buds still delivered a message of joyful food. A must-try.
Untitled

Several small connected waterways run through Chengdu and at night all is lit up like a Christmas tree, leaving the city look a little bit tacky, yet utterly charming.
Untitled

Really fun to visit are two areas: Kuai Zhai Xiangzi (Wide and Narrow Street) are two ancient streets (really ancient, not Xintiandi-style ancient) that offer a lot of little shops, great restaurants and a load of Chinese tourists, who were very delighted to run into a “mei guo mei nü” (a pretty American Girl), which I did correct to no – German…
The other really nice area, however a bit more artificial, is Jinli Old Street
Untitled

I also shot some arrows. In case you’re stranded in the wilderness with me, let me assure you, I will not shoot a thing.
Untitled

Similarly to the locks on Cologne’s bridge, here lovers have their little trinket that promises eternal love.
Untitled

Food in general is really cheap (we managed to feed 7 people to a total of 290RMB), yet can you spot the chilies? Spicy, spicy, spicy.
Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

There was bicycle candy art. I wanted it badly. Of course, I gave in.
Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled

Chengdu is definitely worth a trip – a fun, worthwhile city with a lot to offer. I also had the best 100 minute foot massage for a mere 130 RMB.

Did you know: There are Pandas in Chengdu.

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: