Everything I read and watched to prep for my trip to Chengdu

So I leave for Chengdu today and I wanted to share with you everything I watched and read to prep for my upcoming trip.   So maybe I can encourage you to go to China.

First up, the Food Ranger… omg sweet sweet Trever,   I am in love with his YouTube channel.   He lives in Chengdu, loves to eat and travel.   I am only going to share one of his videos with you because I feel he is a must watch on YouTube so you need to head over there asap.   This man might actually be responsible if I end up in Malaysia in the very near future… JS.

Huang’s World.  I am not sure if you guys are into vice but I love this dude.   He is a must watch and I love how he digs deeper into culture especially considering that this is in fact his culture.  #LoveHim

When it come to travel bloggers I have a few that I always search to see if they have been to a certain place I am traveling to. At first my favorite bloggers didn’t have much on Chengdu, then Lee Abbamonte spent Christmas in Chengdu and as always wrote a pretty comprehensive article on visiting.  He visited everything I am planning on visiting so it was nice to see an article on this.

Christmas in Chengdu, China

While Katie no longer blogs (SUPER SADFACE I adored her perspective on travel plus we are close to the same age) She wrote a comprehensive article on volunteering with the pandas.  I chose to do the paid quick photo opp route due to my limited time in Chengdu but I absolutely feel this is a way to cut costs and give back.

How to Volunteer with Pandas in China

Anthony Bourdain.  You can watch the episode on Netflix and it is hilarious and 100% responsible as to why I am going on this trip.   I am not a foodie but I am excited to try one bowl of spicy noodles and a hot pot (although I had hot pot in Beijing).

You can read the trip report article on CNN here

Click the link below to read the book I read on Kindle Unlimited to give me an idea of what I can do in Chengdu.  It was a very informative book that gave me a lot of insight into the trip.

So there you go the main sources I used in my Chengdu research.  I hope this encourages you to book a flight to Chengdu (or China in general in the future) aside from the smog it really is an amazing adventure.

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