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Chengdu is great, you don’t have to worry about having a bad time here. I studied at Sichuan University for one year and I met amazing people there and around Chengdu. Check this website to check whats happening and meet a lot people at Sichuan University to hang out and you’ll have an amazing time!
ps: not to forget the times you are going to practice your Chinese with the locals. Chengdu is a great place to engage with locals, however, be minded of the local accent here.May 15, 2015 at 7:52 am in reply to: Moving to Study in Chengdu, No Idea What to Expect #46312
You will be more than fine as a student ! I was living on 2500 a month and my rent still needed to be paid of that, so I ended up with 1600 a month, which was alright. And if its not enough, some teaching gigs in between will be highly beneficial.
A quick step by step guide for the PC would be nice. I couldnt get it set up on PC aswell, iPad was really easy.
As soon as I press connect on my iPad the “PPTP VPN is not responding” pops up
Project X Chengdu woooeee
I would be interested to test one.
I heard sth about taking the schoolbus from the sichuan conservatory? They supposedly have a campus close by…
Tomorrow and sunday theres a party in Flower Town, is it far from morning bar, this house?
Bitterballen zeg je ?! Dat is wel heel interessant
There were many checkpoints, 13 I believe. Its was different than last time. You didnt have to go to all of them, since every checkpoint was worth a number of points. (the further the more) Within a time limit of one hour you had to be back at the finish. Whoever with the most points won. Points could be found under the pedestrian fly overs. They had put stickers with a number on it which you had to write down, to make sure you actually had been to the place. (is this explained correctly, Larry or Jacob ? ) Too bad that only three people found these stickers tho. besides that it was a fun ride ! I could hear people say on tianfu square how come there were so many bikes all of a sudden haha. If the next alleycat is like the first ond I would volunteer to command a post, aslong as there is a wowo closeby for beers !
Anyone has some experience at Golden Hans ? For 40 kuai they advertise all you can eat sudden american style grilled meat, and all you can drink beer ? or is the last part just a dream…
Good local restaurants are not hard to find, every area has many restaurants that severe good quality Sichuan food. The art only is to know what to order and find a good balance in your choices. If you are not familiar with reading characters or menus, my advice is to look at what others eat, order and write down/remember the name. Or read thru the guide thats on ChengduLiving.
More cheap looking restaurants, ‘whole in a wall’ restaurants, offer the most basic and famous homestyle sichuan dishes. Fancier places offer a more fancier version obviously but also fancier Sichuan dishes. For something different I really like this place DaDongBei 大东北，in Wuhouci area.
I actually live in the SWUN dorms although I dont study here. The dorms are very good, compared to many other university dorms in Chengdu and also abroad. Depending on the program you are in you pay 500 to 900, the USAC students pay 900 and I believe SWUNs own students pay 500. You get for that a room with Tv, airco, bathroom (western style) and internet. My elektricity and water fee was 250 for 6 months but this varies per person. You basicly live in a hotel because the upper floors are international student dorms but everything under is hotel, with 24/7 security and entrance. As far as the rooms, they are similiar. Classes are on the second floor so quite easy to go to class after a tough weekend of partying. You are probably right about missing out on immersing with local life. Although this depends on you as a person. Or you hangout with the foreigners or you go out and make friends on or off campus. So far my 2 cents. Good luck with your choice
Never thought i would crave for rain , but damm, i want it to rain so bad…Quote:Oh, and check out Bad Monkey. The most famous bar in Dali, run by two Englishmen named Scott and Carl.
Saw a Discodeath and a Justcharlie sticker in the toilet haha, nice bar indeed. I was there mid-January. A very relaxed town. Stayed in 5elements guesthouse which I really liked. Also a nice thing to do is ride your bike around Erhai and in the small villages next to it.
It also depends on the time you are trying to get a taxi. For example around 7pm lot of taxidrivers will ask you where to go opposed to just wait for you to say it. Mostly even from outside the car, this is because they almost finish working and have to give the car to the next guy. So they like to stay in a specific area. Always two, sometimes three drivers share a taxi, with 12 hour work shifts.Quote:It might have something to do with Chinese New Year also
Ive noticed it is harder to get a taxi now and yesterday a driver told me that lot of drivers are around the airport, trainstations, where they try to get customers without using their meter. During this time, he said, lot of drivers dont want to use the meter, since its so busy with people coming in and out of the city.
That would be sick ! What have you heard so far ?Quote:and you can sneak beers in.
Great minds think alike haha
The price is alright. Not too spectacular. Back home lot of secondhand iphones 4 32gb are being sold for around 300€ which is roughly 2400kuai. But im interested in having a look. If its scratch free almost it might be worth itQuote:A new IPhone 4 8Gb still to be near at 3000rmb so it’s really a good price… it’s the time of change my Wildfire? 😉
Keep in mind that the iphone 5 is not yet on the market. Expect prices to drop when it will.
After getting directed to the wrong place twice, i finally managed to find the pitch. It was at Chengdu Sports Uni. I made it just 10min before the end of the game. It was actually indoor soccer and it was the Chengdu Sports Uni vs some Beijing Uni. Chengdu won 10-1. Although I didnt see much, the 30/40ish supporters were still quite roudy and excited. Smashing drums and waving flags. Got me interested to see more sportgames in China.