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China Chengdu Neon Blue Carribean

4 April 2013

Drunken Chengdu

It was very quiet out. I should really have paid more attention to that because it ended in me not really getting any dinner!
First I went to the station where the U.S. embassy is. They have closed off the street around the embassy, and you have to walk head on into traffic in the 1 remaining lane to get past.
Theres a police checkpoint on each corner, which means a little bus and guys on segways, there job is to stop you getting onto the street thats closed off or the footpath.
Then there are Chinese soldiers, with rifles, on podiums, all around it. Then theres a few gatehouse things with U.S. soldiers. I decided photos were a bad idea.

Predictably, just about over the road form the embassy, is where white business people go to get drunk. And drunk they were. Theres a couple of hundred metres of brightly lit street and I recognised a few of the names of places from the various Chengdu forums I read before coming here.
Once I saw a drunk guy call a waitress a slut, I decided that I didnt really want dinner here. I felt like mapo tofu from the place near my hotel, so headed back there, the long way.
It was 9pm when I got there, and much to my surprise, everything was shut! Not sure when they normally shut, maybe they closed early for Qingming. So for dinner I had 7/11 fruit salad, and various things that come in packets that are bad for you.

China-Chengdu-Neon-Blue Carribean - Dinner time on this building site. Noodles in paper cups whilst crouching in the rubble.

Dinner time on this building site. Noodles in paper cups whilst crouching in the rubble.


China-Chengdu-Neon-Blue Carribean - No one ever tries to stop you from walking through such places. I like it! I just stand under cranes and wait for stuff to fall on me.

No one ever tries to stop you from walking through such places. I like it! I just stand under cranes and wait for stuff to fall on me.


China-Chengdu-Neon-Blue Carribean - 2 of these things were not like the others. Which means I peered through the window, and there were a bunch of waitresses standing by the door to gree

2 of these things were not like the others. Which means I peered through the window, and there were a bunch of waitresses standing by the door to greet people. My boobs were bigger than all of them, except one girl who must have decided hooters is her long term career goal and paid the money.
She could barely stand up straight. This place was really expensive, and full of sad looking lost western businessmen.


China-Chengdu-Neon-Blue Carribean - Chatime! not seen in Chengdu before now. And its a mobile one so maybe they arent established in this city yet. Their advantage over the other bubble

Chatime! not seen in Chengdu before now. And its a mobile one so maybe they arent established in this city yet.
Their advantage over the other bubble tea places is they claim to use real milk rather than that cream stuff in plastic dispenser bottles. But with milk paranoia in China maybe thats hindering their business.


China-Chengdu-Neon-Blue Carribean - This guy and his monkey are harassing people for money waiting outside a particularly popular noodle joint. I think it was popular because its right b

This guy and his monkey are harassing people for money waiting outside a particularly popular noodle joint. I think it was popular because its right by the university gate and they appear to give students a discount.
As far as I could tell, the monkey jumps on you until you pay the guy money and he goes to the next person. I would just punch the monkey. I fled before I caught monkey AIDS.


China-Chengdu-Neon-Blue Carribean - These new residential towers have been constructed specifically to meet the needs of western business families. Theres hospitals and dentists and scho

These new residential towers have been constructed specifically to meet the needs of western business families. Theres hospitals and dentists and schools and whatever aimed at Americans (and presumably Australians and English and German) all around it. Its also next door to the U.S. embassy.


China-Chengdu-Neon-Blue Carribean - It also has a sex toy shop in a very prominent position.

It also has a sex toy shop in a very prominent position.


China-Chengdu-Neon-Blue Carribean - A row of particularly sanitized shops. Very expensive. Many of them still empty. Many of them sell wine or cigars.

A row of particularly sanitized shops. Very expensive. Many of them still empty. Many of them sell wine or cigars.


China-Chengdu-Neon-Blue Carribean - This is the most debaucharous location in Chengdu. Referred to as the blue carribean complex. Among other establishments it contains 'the spot' which

This is the most debaucharous location in Chengdu. Referred to as the blue carribean complex. Among other establishments it contains 'the spot' which is a bar run by Americans. It was out the front of the spot I saw a drunk guy call a Chinese waitress a slut to her face and laugh about it because she didnt understand.


China-Chengdu-Neon-Blue Carribean - On my way back now, this group of restaurants seems to have catered for Chinese idol or similar by setting up a big screen in the street. There was no

On my way back now, this group of restaurants seems to have catered for Chinese idol or similar by setting up a big screen in the street.
There was no one watching it now, but there must have been a big crowd earlier as the street was covered in pistachio and peanut shells.


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