- First, I will present an overall introduction of Chengdu, including the local food, market, famous sightseeing spots, popular recreational activities, people's religious status, and so on. - Then, we'll further discuss about the eating habits of the locals: how do people engage with food, re-work them, appreciate them. The tourists may enjoy the dishes in Sichuan, but the culture behind the food are always overlooked. They are part of the way in which identities are created and disputed. Why is the Sichuan dishes, such as Kungpao Chicken had Mapo Toufu become world-famous? How dose the food connect with people's daily life? - Some customized traveling advice, based on my traveling and living experience, will also be provided. Compared to trip-adviser, yelp or lonely planet, my suggestion may be less objective yet more up to date and sincere. - To end up the activity, I will take you to enjoy some local snacks - the native tea break in Chengdu.
I'm a native resident of Chengdu with overseas living and traveling experiences. I had my master degree in London, majored in anthropology, and my bachelor diploma in Beijing. Also, I had been to Phoenix, the USA, as an exchange student when I was in high school. I have traveled for more than 20 countries, and acquired plenty of assistance from the nice local people. In return, I would like to offer my help to the travelers to Chengdu. Now, I sometimes give introductions to foreign visitors at my company. With all my experience, I believe I can offer the most sincere and helpful advice.
Local snacks included
I will offer you local beverage or coffee.
Public transportation included.
We will meet at the Starbucks at Chengdu International finance Square (IFS), which is the landmark of Chengdu, and have a cup of coffee there. Then we will walk to a local food shop - that is about 10 minutes by walk.