23 May 2007
Jody, Tang Di and I left for China on Monday, May 21st. We flew into Hong Kong and then got a flight to Chengdu. Tang's parents and Mr. Li picked us up at the airport at 1:45PM. We went straight to his parent's second home, an apartment in Chengdu. We relaxed at their beautiful high rise close to Sichuan Conservatory and the canal. Although very jet-lagged we took a walk to the canal park. We returned to the apartment for an incredible Sichuan dinner cooked by Tang's father and mother. I've had a lot of great food in Sichuan and this was one of the best meals ever. They then took us to the hotel Philharmonic on campus and we slept like rocks.
On the sofa at the Tang family apartment in Chengdu. (no sleep for 24 hours)