Dave’s list of the top five things to do in Chengdu, China, including a visit to the Giant Panda Research Base, Sichuan Opera, and Du Fu’s Cottage.
our years ago, when I arrived in Chengdu, capital of China’s Sichuan province, I was met at the airport by my friend Charlie. Before we even arrived back at his apartment, he was taking me out for spicy pork dumplings. It was love at first bite, and I quickly became accustomed to the pool of […]
Attending the Sichuan Opera was one of the highlights of my two-week stay in Chengdu, China. It’s less of an opera in the classical sense, and more akin to a variety show featuring musical performances, puppetry, comedy, and of course, fire-breathing face changers for the finale.
During my visit to Chengdu, I spent a morning at the Panda Breeding and Research Base.
This dragon tea cup served as my #1 souvenir from three weeks in China.
I was excited to reach China where tea tasting and drinking is the norm.
“During last year’s earthquake I was on Qing Cheng Shan which is one of the birthplaces of Daoism.”
When I was a kid, I remember being in my best friend’s kitchen as he suckled a bottle of Tabasco sauce for sheer pleasure. I assumed he could inherently handle it because he was Asian, and I wasn’t. In reality, the reason had to do with the differing cultural environments in which we were brought […]