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Century City

Century City

Century City I familiarized myself more with the city over the last few days. Other than the Big Buddha in Leshan along with Panda Sanctuary there is not much left to see aside from the Dujiangyan Irrigation System. I’m going to make an effort to see all of these, but I hate going to tourist

Cycling ChengDu

Cycling ChengDu

Cycling ChengDu The past few days I slept in rather late because my sleep schedule is off. Going to bed at 3 to 5 AM and waking up at noon and 1 PM is really taking a huge chunk out of the day. At this point I am almost a month into the trip. I

Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong

Lan Kwai Fong For the first time since arriving in China I rode on a bicycle to Lan Kwai Fong. I followed behind Chris, on his scooter, and weaved in and out of traffic. Motorbikes, scooters and bicycles come from all directions so I kept my head on a 360 degree swivel to avoid crashing

Abandoned ChengDu

Abandoned ChengDu I joined Jelte, Chris and Sarah today for a round of go-karts. The price we read online greatly differed from the price he quoted upon arrival. They charged by the lap. Sarah haggled down to 8 RMB per lap, which almost halved the price of 15 RMB per lap. I decided to watch



I spent the whole day confined to a very small room learning the rules and strategy behind a Chinese game called Majang. I lost about 60 RMB in the process of learning since technically it’s gambling. Each game has a winner and a runner up. It’s kind of like rummy, but the difference being you

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