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January 28, 2013 at 3:15 am #10061JessphillnzMember
Hey Im Jessica!
Im heading to chengdu to live and work, in 3 days!
Im coming all the way from little New Zealand and would love to meet some new people!
Does anybody have any advice for me on what I should bring over or any tips for living in chengdu?
Any advice would be much appreciated 🙂January 28, 2013 at 6:45 pm #26351LiamParticipant
Deodorant! Haha, actually I’m not sure if this is still true, but it definitely was last time I was in China (a couple of years ago). Also shoes, I wear a US Men’s 11 and couldn’t find shoes for the life of me last time I was there. Ended up wearing tiny sandals to the shower with one toe hooked in. Clothes are cheap in China compared to Western countries, and markets abound in the cities, so whatever you aren’t terribly attached to you could probably afford to leave at home (and skip the plane overage fees).
Anyway, I’m not actually in Chengdu yet, but I’ve lived in Beijing before and will be in CD at the end of February. I’m sure the folks who have been there a while can give you more in-depth advice!
What kind of work are you coming over for? First time abroad or seasoned traveler?January 29, 2013 at 1:10 am #26354BrendanModerator
If you spend time looking through the forum you will find answers to just about everything.
I would say if there are any nutritional supplements or natural/organic cosmetics you like to use, you should bring at least a short term supply. There are sellers on Taobao stocking Australian and NZ product, but not too many physical stores.
Good luck on the jump!January 29, 2013 at 1:52 am #26357CharlieKeymasterQuote:Does anybody have any advice for me on what I should bring over or any tips for living in chengdu?
Almost everything you really need is accessible in Chengdu. I bought Sriracha locally the other day, to my amazement (Metro). It’s incredible how much the city has developed in terms of international products available in recent years.Quote:Also shoes, I wear a US Men’s 11 and couldn’t find shoes for the life of me last time I was there. Ended up wearing tiny sandals to the shower with one toe hooked in.
Taobao is the solution to this. I can’t find shoes anywhere but on Taobao, but it actually works out great since there’s a large selection and prices are low.January 29, 2013 at 1:54 am #26358Al the DeadParticipant
Just leave your common sense behind and you should be fine 🙂March 21, 2014 at 9:24 pm #39218Matt321Participant
Apologies over restarting this topic, but I need some help if possible and can’t start a new topic? When going on Metro, can you get a multiple journey ticket e.g going to Century City but being able to stop at Tongzilin on the way using just 1 ticket? Or do you have to get a new ticket for each new journey from a station? ThanksMarch 23, 2014 at 1:26 am #39222Rick in ChinaParticipant
If you stop and exit a station – your ticket is done, and you get a new ticket when re-entering the subway to the next stop.. I don’t think this is any different in any subways I’ve experienced elsewhere. I think you can get a subway pass just like a bus pass or whatever on a monthly basis. Either way, transportation here is really cheap.March 23, 2014 at 11:08 am #39223Matt321Participant
Thanks Rick, I only asked since on the London Underground you can get things like day travelcards where you use the same ticket on one day and can go anywhere to multiple stations.March 23, 2014 at 1:20 pm #39225Rick in ChinaParticipant
Ah – yeah, day passes exist in lots of places, but I think the subway cost ranges from like 1 to 3 rmb? Most places with day passes are, I think, a lot more expensive 😛 There may be day passes no idea, can probably ask at Hong Qi chain store or anywhere else subway passes are sold..
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