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  • nomadicmuren
    June 3, 2015
    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:)
  • gyzz77
    May 23, 2015
    What's on Chengdu May 22 - 24
    small correction :
    the concert of Gavin and Kun is not in machu picchu 2 but in machu picchu 1
    DJ Fiete plays his dj set in Machu Picchu 2!
    thanks
  • Grover Cleveland
    April 3, 2015
    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.
  • Mandarin Corner
    March 21, 2015
    What's on Chengdu March 20 - 22
    Language-Exchange Project with volunteers who're learning teaching Mandarin in Mandarin Corner @ Mandarin Corner
    Welcome to reserve to 1304544180@qq.com
    Free entrance.
    every day depends on your time!
  • Lou Grey
    March 1, 2015
    What's on Chengdu March 6 - 8
    that's Apollo 20, not Appollo 20, Joe!
  • AnieY
    November 19, 2014
    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
  • Teachjobs
    November 13, 2014
    Chengdu subway line 2 east extension to Longquan open to public
    I have posted two hiking maps on google.

    The first map has two routes Old Temple 3k and Alien Face 16k.

    Get the 870, 872, 872a just outside the hospital to reach the start points.

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z3qibaZyRURc.kLtNPS2EdtDM

    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.

    https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=z3qibaZyRURc.khls6H5N-tcg
  • invisible
    November 12, 2014
    Chengdu bans bigger electric bikes, puts speed limits on scooters to 15 kmph
    Here's an amazing detail: Driving three-wheel or four-wheel electric (max speed below 60kmph) cars apparently around Sichuan apparently doesn't require a drivers license!

    http://cd.qq.com/a/20141112/008924.htm
  • knesebeck
    November 3, 2014
    Chengdu subway line 2 east extension to Longquan open to public
    Really nice photos. You must have been there on a good day.
    The hillbilly crosstowner is officially open! Xipu to Longquan! Hooray :D
  • Ian C
    October 31, 2014
    Chengdu subway line 2 east extension to Longquan open to public
    The shufang area is the so called large construction hole.

    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.
  • Tigerman
    October 27, 2014
    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.
  • MERLN
    October 23, 2014
    Liujiang Old Town
    NOTHING about paragliding from the top of the mountain overlooking Liujian??? More information about paragliding just like Nepal at 8613036688611 .... totally cool adventure!!!
  • invisible
    October 21, 2014
    Sichuan 'Spiderman' collects E'mei Mountain trash at 3000 meters
    henan took it to the next level

    http://shanghaiist.com/2014/10/21/spiderman-collecting-trash.php
  • MrAlex
    October 18, 2014
    Sichuan 'Spiderman' collects E'mei Mountain trash at 3000 meters
    What a job! That last bit makes me feel optimistic as well! I really hope not littering becomes the norm!
  • invisible
    October 17, 2014
    The Chengdu-Shanghai High-Speed Train - Guide and Review
    first 5.5 hours felt a bit like this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsMZRl71Zo4#t=221
  • kneehigh
    September 17, 2014
    The Chengdu-Shanghai High-Speed Train - Guide and Review
    Damn, I wish they could cut down the 37-40 hour train ride from Chengdu to Shenzhen to make it perhaps a little cheaper for us expats who have to exit every 3 months--could be a cheaper alternative than flying--But for now I'm not going to spend over 3 days on a train to do a round trip for that journey.
  • Tigerman
    September 12, 2014
    The Chengdu-Shanghai High-Speed Train - Guide and Review
    ^^I was trying to tell my brother back in the US that he hasn't lived until he's seen a child's urine run all the way down a train car. Or woken up choking on cigarette smoke from the top row in a hard sleeper.
  • knesebeck
    September 6, 2014
    The Chengdu-Shanghai High-Speed Train - Guide and Review
    There's little worse than being trapped on a train with Chinese children whose parents don't parent.
  • invisible
    September 5, 2014
    The Chengdu-Shanghai High-Speed Train - Guide and Review
    It would make great sense as an overnight train but so you just get up very early in the morning to run to the train station where almost all shops are closed and arrive at night when all subways stop running and you have to take another taxi to the hotel for very late check-in.

    Unless you're really broke, with hordes of children or aviophobic not really worth the extra 10 hours. Avoid 2nd class by any chance. The most interesting landscape is in the rather short section between Fengde and Yichang.