Category Archives: Chengdu

From my short-lived "Flattened Fauna of Western China" series

Chengdu, my Waterloo

Chengdu is the fourth largest city in China, after Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. It’s the capital of Sichuan province, famous for its spicy but delicious food. Sichuan was the site of a devastating 7.9 earthquake in 2008 which killed an

From my short-lived "Flattened Fauna of Western China" series

Chengdu, my Waterloo

Chengdu is the fourth largest city in China, after Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. It’s the capital of Sichuan province, famous for its spicy but delicious food. Sichuan was the site of a devastating 7.9 earthquake in 2008 which killed an

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Chengdu Bird and Flower and Pizza Market

Benny and Olga and I explored Jinli Street, a commercial district outside Wuhou Memorial Temple. The street dates back to the late 3rd century BC. From there we walked toward the famous Bird and Flower Market. Okay, actually, we walked

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Chengdu Bird and Flower and Pizza Market

Benny and Olga and I explored Jinli Street, a commercial district outside Wuhou Memorial Temple. The street dates back to the late 3rd century BC. From there we walked toward the famous Bird and Flower Market. Okay, actually, we walked

PandaLand

Ok, it’s not called PandaLand. It’s the “Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding”, which boasts one of the highest concentrations of pandas in the world. It’s by far the number one tourist attraction in the city, which in retrospect

PandaLand

Ok, it’s not called PandaLand. It’s the “Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding”, which boasts one of the highest concentrations of pandas in the world. It’s by far the number one tourist attraction in the city, which in retrospect

People’s Park – Chengdu

Benny and Olga wouldn’t tell me what the deal with People’s Park was, so I had to find out for myself. It was a short walk from Lazybones, located in the center of the city. People’s Park is huge. It

People’s Park – Chengdu

Benny and Olga wouldn’t tell me what the deal with People’s Park was, so I had to find out for myself. It was a short walk from Lazybones, located in the center of the city. People’s Park is huge. It

Enter Chengdu

Chinese airports never cease to amaze me. They look like they were built yesterday. Or at least in the past couple of years, which often is the case. New, beautiful. They make LAX look like the Roman Colosseum. Security is

Enter Chengdu

Chinese airports never cease to amaze me. They look like they were built yesterday. Or at least in the past couple of years, which often is the case. New, beautiful. They make LAX look like the Roman Colosseum. Security is