Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Arrival at Chengdu Sichuan

Pack your bags and get ready for Chengdu.

Chengdu airport

On the bus from the airport to the city

Booked a ticket online with the help of a friend of course because of the language (i am not an expert yet in chinese!!) the flight was from the Wuxi airport to Chengdu about 2 hours flight.
Taking this bus from the airport to the city,I was the only foreigner at this time.
Seats were full again of course and they gave me the seat next to the driver.
I enjoyed it. A city map was given to every passenger.............in chinese.

Chengdu (Chinese: ; pinyin: Chéngdū; Wade-Giles: Ch'eng-tu), located in southwest People's Republic of China, is the capital of Sichuan province. Chengdu is also one of the most important economic centers, transportation and communication hubs in Southwestern China. According to the 2007 Public Appraisal for Best Chinese Cities for Investment, Chengdu was chosen as one of the top ten cities to invest in out of a total of 280 urban centers in China.
info from wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chengdu
Sichuan:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sichuan
Some useful sites to check on the net
http://www.gochengdoo.com/en/
http://www.chengdu.gov.cn/echengdu/index/indexnew.jsp
http://www.chengdoo-magazine.com/ (Recomended you should get one issue when you get there, is it free and you can find it in bars ,cafes and other spots in the city centre. I got mine from the Hemp bar)

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