Day 11: Hungover In Chengdu…


Woke up at midday after an incredible sleep and watched the end of one of the Harry Potter films. I couldn’t be bothered moving, but hunger and the markets beckoned so off we went… … Just back from a few hours spent in 34 degree heat. We strolled almost as slow as everyone else does…

Day 10: I’m In Love With Chengdu!


Last night we went to another part of Chengdu for dinner. We ended up stumbling upon Dongmen Bridge which is full of bars and clubs and follows the river, which is lit up beautifully at night. Tired of Chinese food we ended up at a place that sold German beers and had a varied menu….

Day 9: The Day Of The Pandas…


It’s one of the days I’ve been most looking forward to, and the reason we’re in Chengdu at all!  Today was the day we travelled to the Chengdu Giant Panda Research Facility and my God was it worth it! After a short taxi ride costing 40 Yuan (about a fiver) we arrived and only paid…

Day 8: Chengdu Can Do!


Got up at half 5 instead and we were straight up and out, walking 20 minutes to the bus station. Got there just in time too as the airport bus was leaving 10 minutes early! As we drove past the city walls and started the hour drive to the airport I felt as though I…