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200 kuai for a noname rapper that looks like a talking baozi?
If you have any interest in history or photography I highly recommend to check out the exhibition of Li Zhensheng which shows glimpses of the madness during the Cultural revolution. I've seen the pictures before many times and you can check them out on his website, but seeing them in big prints is another surreal experience again.
Also if you like 2step/garage & grime DJ Royal T has a nice selection that is unheard of in Chengdu.
Strawberry is not even trying, looks like they actively seek to self destroy their festival by holding it on a Monday & Tuesday after a public holiday without bothering to publish a line up.
Papa U-Gee @ Jah Bar looks promising. Anyone else going?
"It's October Holidays - how about we don't have hold any events for all the people who don't have to work so they can bore themselves to death?"
On a serious note check out Inti Santana from Cuba in the Little Bar.
We're going to have another Bittcoin meetup this Thursday 2.30 p.m. @ Bookworm (Terrace)
Feel free to join if you have questions about Bitcoin, blockchain, fintech, crytptocurrencies or if you want to connect to like minded adults that have decided to take self responsibility for their finances.
Chengdu Bitcoin meetup Wednesday March 30 3 PM @ Bookworm (terrace)
Join our growing local group to learn about Bitcoin, altcoins, blockchain technology & fintech investing and share your experience with like minded about debanking and the future of independent finance. Free entrance.
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Thanks, that World Nomads is a bit expensive, at least compared to the Axa deals I've come across which are like 300 USD instead of +1000.
I also looked into Mawista but their site actually shows wrong offers, you better pay attention to the small print and double check with staff.
Looks like ticket prices are coming down, finally.
Sichuan Airlines has a supercheap direct flights from Chengdu to Prague (twice a week) for less than 300 USD one way (less than 450 USD return). You could add 30 USD extra you could even fly from Bangkok or Phuket on that deal.
Hainan Airlines has some cheap flights to Berlin via Beijing also around 300 USD one way. And occasionally KLM offers flights in this price range via Amsterdam (like Bruxelles or Prague). But if you don't have claimed luggage and want to fly to Amsterdam you could book a flight with KLM to one of the cheaper location and just get off in Amsterdam:)
The place for beer in Chengdu, and Hugo is constantly on trips abroad to source new beers. Actually sometimes I feel the offers are rotating a bit too fast for me to catch up. Anyways, feels good to see a well managed bar for once (ok, ok they could switch the tape they are playing every day).
This used to be the go to place for foreigners in the Zongbei area, food used to be solid, affordable, portions generous, and thanks to an English menu(!) it was voted best Sichuanese restaurant by the expat community in the past. The last couple of years however it followed the general trend of the industry and food quality went down a bit.
But the good news is after some renovation management seems to be back on top of things at least that's what we felt yesterday.
In fact the food preparation has been better than ever before, and Sichuanese cuisine can be so incredibly tasty if done well. And yes it was. I hope it stays that way. I know you can do it Yangyang.