China > Sichuan > Chengdu
Aboard Flight D7-2626, Thursday, 21 Jan 2010
After grounding ourselves for 3 months due to house-moving, we kick off our 2010 Travel Season with a trip to the city of Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province in Central China.
Late evening over heavenly Thailand is … ummm … equally heavenly.
Golden sun rays bounce off the clouds below us.
At 38,000 feet, how magnificent can it get?
Even a pretty-hard-to-impress traveler like me pays serious attention.
Our AirAsiaX Airbus A330-300 (reg. 9M-XXB) cruises effortlessly, at almost full load of boisterous Chengdu-ese returning home after a Malaysian vacation.
A less-than-straight flight path to Chengdu from KL. We land at 10.00pm, but reach our hotel midnight, thanks to the lady cab driver who takes us to a wrong hotel (communication problem!) even when she does 120km/h around Chengdu – an unplanned night drive through the city’s brightly-lit, wide boulevards.
> TO BE CONTINUED