Date registered: June 19, 2009
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As of a couple months ago none of several wangba I tried in Guiyang would let foreigners use them, and they said this was a new rule all over China. Does anyone know about other cities?
That's great news! But where is the station in Chengdu? The north train station?
Thanks for posting these news round-ups, Fran - they're fun, and you often point out things I'd miss otherwise. A just-relaunched China blog you should keep your eye on is Chinastudygroup.net. It's the only site I know of that introduces and translates writings from the Chinese left, along with international perspectives on social issues in China.
I really appreciate these weekly news highlights - keep up the good work Jane (and Marvin)!
You can do that in Chengdu, but you can only get a one-month tourist visa. For a longer period you have to go to Hong Kong.
Does anyone have any idea where to get good bread in Chengdu? Gijs bakes some occasionally at Machu Picchu - I've heard it's the best, but haven't been lucky enough to try it yet. I've also heard Metro has some alright bread, but that's so far away from the Sichuan U./ Yulin area. The best I know of around here is at Carrefour, but it's really not that great. Surely there's something better around?
Thanks for the tip, Jane. This place also has some other fruit they can ground up for you (including papayas), and probably the best milk-tea I've had in Chengdu (excluding Tandoori's Indian-style tea), also 5 yuan for a large, 3 for a small. Ask for the 招牌奶茶. It's made from tea leaves, milk and sugar - not from powder.