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Chongqing weekend

 Jiefangbei shopping area at night, Chongqing   I badly needed a weekend away.  As I’m facing my final 10 weeks living and working in Chengdu, Sichuan, I’ve been under constant stress. When I was scheduled to give IELTS exams in Chongqing, I made a 3-day weekend of it, and actually relaxed for a couple of days. The weather was turning cooler, the summer was finally gone, and autumn was in the air.      gateway, 下洪学巷  Xiahongxue Lane, Yuzhong District, Chongqing   I spent Friday night at my favorite Chongqing guest house, the Sunrise Mingqing Hostel, where I had a small sitting room and bedroom, furnished with antique furniture. It was quiet and relaxing. The hostel is right next to the Huguang Guild Hall, an exquisite example of traditional architecture, which I visited the next morning. The photo above shows the gateway and steps that lead to the old hillside neighborhood where the hostel is located.    newspaper   I spent Saturday morning exploring some of the remaining ancient lanes and stone stairways that honeycomb the steep hillsides bordering the Changjiang (Yangtze) River. I took quite a few photos, which you can see in my Flickr set here.   merchant, Shibati ancient neighborhood, Chongqing   On Satuday night, after an afternoon of giving speaking exams, I found a basement food court that offered nothing but noodles and dumplings. After a delicious meal of handmade spicy noodles with beef, I walked to the historic Shibati area, an ancient stairway neighborhood that



in Chongqing

joined buildings, Chongqing, Oct. 27, 2012


Metro ride

Published on October 10, 2012, by in Chengdu.

On the new Chengdu Metro Line 2, Chunxi Road station, during the National Day holiday


just a blur

Published on October 6, 2012, by in Chengdu.

waiting for a bus, northwest Chengdu


night kitchen

Published on September 23, 2012, by in Chengdu.

First Ring Road, 2012-09-21