The journey from Maoxian to Shuimo Town

We left our hotel in Maoxian (茂县) and headed towards Dujiangyan (都江堰). The bus stopped to refuel and I saw a bunch of natives setting up shop to sell their produce. The tomatoes in the basket were massive!! It’s almost the size of my hand! Also, the walnuts they were selling were freshly plucked from the trees! It was the freshest walnuts I’ve ever tasted! … Continue reading The journey from Maoxian to Shuimo Town

Huang Long Scenic and Historic Interest Area

Huanglong Scenic and Historic Interest Area is called as such because from the air, the yellow long and winding landscape (shaped by the meanders and the scale-shaped water pools) looks like a yellow dragon. Before we left on our trip, we have heard many people commenting on how tough the trip will be. I also did some research before the trip and found out that … Continue reading Huang Long Scenic and Historic Interest Area

The journey to Jiu Zhai Gou (九寨沟)

We started from our hotel in Chengdu (成都) at about 8am in the morning. After about more than an hour or so, we were in the rural areas and you can start seeing mountains in the distance. Along the way, we started seeing the devastation of the 8.0 Wenchuan Earthquake. It was heartbreaking. As the tour guide recalled some stories from the earthquake from the … Continue reading The journey to Jiu Zhai Gou (九寨沟)