Thursday, May 18, 2006


We've been pleasantly surprised by the number of teahouses here in Chengdu. We've tried a couple, the first being the afternoon in people's park (see Ian's blog). What a great way to spend an afternoon.

Our hostel in Chengdu is on an unpaved alleyway and we were a little weary at first but it has turned out to be truly charming. In the afternoons and especially the evenings, it gets packed with people. There are a few tea houses on this alleyway and they put tables and chairs right out onto the alley. It reminds me a little of mamak in Malaysia. They have lots of satay like snacks ... just the spicey version and lots of tea or beer of course. There are people out to chat, sing, watch travel slideshows or spend the night away playing drinking games. What a great and relaxed atmosphere hidden within this crawling cosmopolitan city.


At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sounds really really cool~



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