Finishing up our trip with a visit to Southwest Jiaotong University and local friend.
04.04.2011 - 08.04.2011
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We got a Hanting Express Hotel just down the road from the Hangzhou airport for convenience. The hotel was in an industrial area and there was absolutely nothing to do or see. We found a small restaurant two blocks from the hotel and had a terrible dinner. What one does for convenience!
On April 4, I got the free breakfast from McDonald's and we took a taxi to the airport, leaving for Chengdu at around 1100. We arrived to the Chengdu airport at 1315 and got a taxi to the hotel next to Southwest Jiaotong University. The taxi cost us 72 Yuan. We checked in and immediately went to a shop that sold Chinese stamps. Afterward we visited the art shops a couple of blocks from the stamp store and picked up more art supplies for Sunee. We then made a quick trip to the big computer stores where I bought a keyboard with large letters. I was having trouble seeing the letters on my Thai keyboards. It works just fine.
We got back to the hotel and then immediately walked the two blocks to the Walmart where we celebrated my birthday with some of the worst pizza we have ever had at Pizza Hut. The service matched the pizza. Sunee promised me better when we reached Emei City!
The next morning we returned to Walmart, shopped and then caught a van to Emei City, leaving Chengdu at around 1300.
For 350 Yuan we got this tiny little van with a very friendly driver. The trip to Emei City was uneventful except for the occasional rain. Upon arriving to Southwest Jiaotong University - Emei, we were adopted by our good friends and fellow teachers, Enliven and Arthur. We stayed with them for our remaining days in China.
Another birthday celebration! Sunee did promise to have a better dinner for me and she came through.
More Birthday fun!
Now isn't that cute.
The end to a wonderful evening.
The next few days were spent visiting with old friends and colleagues with dinners and visiting classes. These last four days were great and made us miss our time living and working with all of our good friends Farewell until next time Mount Emei, Southwest Jiaotong University and friends.