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7 Things to Know Before Coming to Chengdu

Moving country can be a daunting yet exciting experience. When jetting off to another continent however, these problems can seem far more intimidating.Chengdu is one of the fastest growing international cities in the world but it is precisely that: growing.

Why Westerners Love to Hate Baijiu, But Shouldn’t

My first experience trying blue cheese was something to remember. Before then, I would only eat cheese if it was in the form of a pizza topping. The mouldy blue patches and the grainy structure of this ‘new’ cheese I

Buying and Developing Film in Chengdu

The same as Vinyl records, film photography has been making a mainstream comeback within recent years. With vintage colors, moody shades, and unexpected twangs of light, many people are starting to become curious about the art of developing and printing

How To Donate Used Clothes in Chengdu

As the world’s largest producer, consumer, and exporter of textiles, China is responsible for a staggering quantity of textile waste. Every year, families throw away approximately 26 million tons of clothing, and the nation’s accumulation of textile waste amounts to

The Quest for the BEST Margarita in Chengdu

The Quest for the BEST Margarita in ChengduThe Margarita: a Latin summer treat from the beautiful pacific coast is now a staple cocktail around the globe. What’s more, our lovely, spicey, foodie city has fallen for its limey wonder. Cocktail bars, restaurants

Write for us at Chengdu-Expat

We are looking for new writers and contributors who find living in Chengdu as fascinating as we do. The city is bursting with great food, fast development and an amazing emerging arts scene, and we want to find talented writers who want

Clinics, Hospitals and Healthcare in Chengdu

Clinics, Hospitals and Healthcare for other diseasesClinicsParkway Pantai – Shenton Health Clinic GP + Specialist + Infertility Options (Diagnosis and Treatment)Address:  12th Floor, Wealth International1st Block, #75 Xiaotianzhu Road, Wuhou District(Take Exit A at Huaxiba subway station, the lobby entrance is

Chengdu’s Best Bakeries

Craving some sweet treats or some freshly made bread?As much as we all love Sichuan food sometimes we need to satisfy our cravings, and it can be difficult to find some good quality Bakery’s in such a large City.We’ve narrowed

Hotpot Restaurants in Chengdu

Hotpot is a must-eat for anyone visiting Chengdu and it is an essential part of eating for anyone living or staying in Chengdu. Getting what you want, however (especially for those who don’t read Chinese) can be a challenge for anyone

Finding English Language Books in Chengdu

Finding English Language Books in ChengduFinding English language books in Chengdu can be difficult if you’re unsure where to look, but in fact there are quite a few places in Chengdu to find yourself English (and other) Language Books. Take

Chengdu’s Best Markets

In the era of ‘everything on the internet delivered right to your door’, it’s easy to forget to get out and explore your city when you need something. Hitting up Chengdu’s markets is about more than just shopping, it’s a

Survival Sichuanese

Survival SichuanesePeople have long joked, 天不怕地不怕只怕四川人说普通话 – there is nothing to fear but the Sichuanese speaking Mandarin, and it can be true.With a large lack of retroflex sounds (ch, zh, sh, etc.), confusions on h/f, n/l, s/c initial consonants and n/ng, en/un, ian/uan

Where Anthony Bourdain Ate in Chengdu

In October legendary chef writer and tv personality Anthony Bourdain brought his award winning CNN show to Chengdu to show off the amazing food this city has to offer. Accompanied by his friend, 3 star Michelin chef Eric Ripert, they

Social Enterprise in Sichuan

Social Enterprise in SichuanSocial enterprise is a creative, responsible and socially inclusive idea that much of contemporary society is moving towards. It’s aims are to maximise improvements in human and environmental well-being. The do-gooders! Here are some great ideas for

Food Delivery in Chengdu

Chengdu’s ever changing food scene has various offerings to be delivered straight to our doors. Whilst Sichuan boasts one of the most celebrated cuisines in the world, Chengdu is still lighter on quality international eateries than most cities along China’s