I was wondering if anyone here knew what Halloween was…I guess at least one person does!
When I first arrived in Chengdu, I thought that I had made a mistake.
Sure, it was a few degrees warmer than the mountains of Yunnan, but not by much. The sky is the usual big-Chinese-city polluted gray, and at first impression it reminded me of ZhengZhou, another major provincial dump of a city in Henan where I studied kung fu.
Like a lot of places it seems, however, that the longer I stay here the more that it grows on me – kind of like a tumor. But in a good way. There is a vibe here beyond just the concrete and construction cranes sprouting towards the sky in what seems like all directions.