Night Market & Museum of Contemporary Art - Chengdu, China
Exploring the Chinese Night Markets and appreciating modern art at the MOCA in Chengdu
After the night before's very scary taxi ride, we woke up early, ate breakfast at the hotel and then headed to the Sichuan university for a Chinese calligraphy lesson, which I totally sucked at by the way. After eating egg fried rice and watermelon for lunch in the campus canteen. We then went on a coach ride to the Museum of Contemporary Art in the city centre.
The city centre was awesome, the buildings were impressive and outside the MOCA was a red dinosaur in a cage, which was cool. The modern art inside the museum was beautiful, the exhibition was made up of floral watercolours.
During the entire trip I was unable to use the internet as my VPN wasn't working, but as if by magic when I entered the museum, almost two weeks of emails and social media notifications started flooding my phone. I felt lost at first without using it and Instagramming, but after awhile it was quite nice not spending hours a day on my phone and instead enjoying the China experience and taking it all in properly.
On the night me and another photography enthusiast walked the streets around by our hotel and visited the night market to take some street photography. When I got back to the hotel, I sadly began to pack my suitcase, with just one day left in China. However, it was the day we were all looking forward to the most, seeing the Pandas!
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