China 2016, Days 6 and 7

The weather in Chengdu has been very unforgiving lately, with highs topping 35 Celsius and lows no lower than 25 Celsius. We decided to head for cooler weather in Yunnan Province, south of Sichuan Province. We spent most of Day 6 indoors, before heading to Chengdu Airport for a flight to Lijiang, Yunnan. The flight was very short, but also …


China 2016, Day 4

I spent the entire day with my cousin, who took me around Chengdu to see some of the more well-known sights and lesser-known treasures of the city. First, we took the bus to Chunxi Road (春熙路), a very popular tourist spot with many high-end shops. We had lunch at the Modern Toilet Restaurant, which is exactly what the name suggests. If …


China 2016, Day 2

Today was one of the most exhausting days I’ve had for a long time, and for good reasons! It was our first time going into the city since arriving here Saturday. My cousin came with us, and we woke up early and spent nearly the entire day outside. One thing I really like about Chengdu is the subway. To sum up …


China 2016, Day 1

I’m back in my hometown of Chengdu for the first time in two years! This time around, I flew from Vancouver BC, instead of Seattle. It turns out that flights from Seattle are significantly more expensive than those from Canada. I reckon that it must be a monopoly that the airlines have. We stopped in Shenyang after a ten-hour flight, …