kattebelletje 25 March 2009 Oh, great, congratulations! I really enjoyed reading it. Plus I felt a little bit sorry for myself there weren’t opportunites like that for foreigners in China in the 1980s.. If you ever miss Chengdu – I found a site where you can browse the streets virtually (like Google Streetview). Go to http://cd.city8.com for Chengdu, but beware- it is totally addictive to roam streets you used to know. The site also features Beijing, Shanghai and many more cities.