We’ve crossed the official 2/3 point in our Chinese adventure and looking back on it, one of our best decisions was to prioritize traveling in China.  Since Chengdu sits near the geographic center of the country and the airport is a major regional hub, we have over 100 direct flights from which to choose.  Many of these are short (<2 hours) and frequent (many flights available per day), so we have found ourselves spoiled with options. We haven’t gone outside of China for the last five months- all…

Last weekend Emily and I came face to giant face with the Leshan Grand Buddha (called DaFo in Chinese), and it is the largest  stone Buddha in the world. DaFo was carved out of a mountain and clocks in at 233 feet tall (sitting) and is definitely at the top of the spiritual super heavy weight division! All our DaFo trip pics:  

Sichuan Opera is different. It ain’t your grandmother’s opera!