Date registered: August 31, 2010
Region: North America
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I have seen some posts about obtaining a driver's license in Chengdu, but have yet to see a post concerning motorcycle licenses. Does anyone know how to get one?
I do not have a motorcycle license in the US, so I was wondering if I was barred from getting one in China?
Any and all information pertaining to motorcycles and licenses would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time!
Best Burger in Chengdu is at the Bookworm. Reasonably priced, its quick, and their hand-cut fires "chips" are to die for.... Their burgers are sometimes a little over-done, but nontheless, they are good, and they are only 30 RMB!!!!
Bookworm is right off of Renmin Nanlu 4 Duan
I must tell you that this sounds like a bad idea already! A foreigner studying business in China, or for that matter, any other major except for chinese, must know that education systems are quite different here than abroad. If you have the chance to study outside of China, DO IT! I have friends who study business at the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, and I believe that it is uninteresting, and not such a challenge. A lot of the times, you are taking courses that are not in your native language, and on top of that, getting special treatment because the teacher doesn't want to deal with that much 麻烦
If you are looking for abundance of beauty within the city, you may have to say pack it in to the whole trip. On a good day (their are very few of those) the sky is okay. Most days, a gray cloak of pollution, honking of horns, and hotpot restaurant smoke, covers the within the three ring roads of Chengdu.
If it is a vacation you want, you may think about spending most of your time in Sichuan's north and west, in my opinion. Chengdu is a transportation hub to some of the most beautiful places on planet earth.
Here are some places I've been and would be willing to wholeheartedly recommend.
1. Leshan (Tourist big Buddha is always a thrill)
2. Emei Shan (Climb it if you wish, but know there are buses all the way to the summit. Make sure to stay a night on the summit, it is truly amazing to wake up at 5 in the morning and see the clouds reach over the mountains :))
3. Jiuzhaigou (Other than the expensive ticket(s) into the park and the bus ride from Chengdu, it is genuinely one of the most beautiful places in China. The Tibetan minorities are really interesting in the surrounding areas.
Good Luck !
As a student of Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (http://international.swufe.edu.cn/), I know that in the past, Sichuan Hua (四川话) have been offered to students at a nominal fee. I can tell you, first hand, that 9 out of 10 of their teachers are locals, and that they are well equipped to teach sichuan dialect. All the information, concerning the teachers to their address and telephone number, are on the website I have listed above.
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As a seasoned foreign student here in Chengdu, I can tell you the best, and arguably the only, place to buy good bread in Chengdu is the Metro in in Qingyang district in the west part of town, on the Southwestern University of Finance and Economic's North gate.
If you would like to go to Pingle "Ancient" town, I agree with RichardH, it is extremely easy to take a bus there. You can hop on over to southwest bus station (西南门汽车站xi1nan2men2qi4che1zhan4), and they have many buses, 7 days a week, heading to Pingle town. Other than hotels, their are plenty of hostels (住宿zhu4su4) in the town itself.
Good luck, and happy National Day,