There are 12 "high-speed" trains daily leaving from the East and South Train Station and from Shuangliu Airport station for E'mei. They take about 1.5 hours. Tickets are RMB65-78. From the station you can take a taxi
Alternatively you could take a bus from Xinnanmen Station or more frequently from Shiyang Station in the South (every half hour or so).
Chengdu Publishes New Birdwatching Guide
As a bird watcher, you must get up as early as possible. I remember 10 years ago I worked in Beijing as a tour guide ,and I happened to take 2 people to the Summer Palace for the birdwatching. We went there 04:am in the morning when most birds were still sleeping:)
Donuts, donuts, donuts: Where to get them in Chengdu
Johnny 5's Donuts is the solution to all of your donut woes. When I was a teenager I could eat 7 donuts in about 20 minutes. After going to Johnny 5's donuts, I felt like a teenager all over again. I am a big fan of Dunkin' Donuts back in the states. Johnny's donuts are better. Raspberry cream filled donut: 10/10-the best raspberry cream filled donut I have ever had. Boston Cream: 9 out of 10 stars. Glazed: 9.5 out of 10 stars. Johnny is a Donut Da Vinci. The donuts are a work of art, fresh, and remind you of why there is an obesity epidemic in America. There is not a hint of that gross-fake-sugar-or-is-it-gutter-oil-Chinese-bakery taste. This is now (along with Rumba and Mike's) one of my favorite places to go in Chengdu. If Johnny were a jerk, I would still keep coming back to this place just for donuts, but Johnny is more friendly than Mr. Rogers and makes one of the best donuts I have ever eaten.
What's on Chengdu March 20 - 22
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Zharu Valley, Jiuzhaigou
beautiful views and wonderful photos! I enjoyed my trip in Jiuzhaigou this September, but there are too many tourists around and I think I should stay longer days there. Every trees, lakes, waterfalls are so amazing, and I did cherish every breath in the fairyland. And here are some great sichuan and Jiuzhai valley tours that would be of some reference help, http://www.tibetpandatours.com/sichuan-tour-packages.html
The second map is a local hike no buses it's only 4k not 7k as meet up suggested.
You will see a lot of people on this route on the weekends, because at the top is a small village where you can play Mahjong and go fishing. At the back end of the hike you get great views of Baoshi Lake. Beware the local GOV decided to put speakers on the route so on the weekend they blast out that crappy Chinese techno…. It’s best to go in the early morning on week days.
Longquanyi has a lot to offer especially for hiking. I'm currently making some maps at the moment. Also it's a quick alternative route if you want to get to Loudai. If you need any info on Longquanyi send me a email.
African Ebola suspect released from quarantine in Chengdu after 17 days
Seems about right. Assume something terrible about a person because of their skin color, treat them really poorly as a result, don't even bother to look at facts (Who cares what the CDC has to say about Nigeria).
Mr. Adullahi has to have the world's thickest skin to not be making this a massive deal in the news.