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*Yoko is in China for 10 days! And with no access to Facebook or Instagram, she is sending us photos the old school way — via postcards. We’ll be featuring these snapshots from Yoko in Chengdu and Shanghai all week here on the blog. Enjoy! – Kayoko

In this hot, humid climate in Chengdu, it's already cherry season. Bright red cherries are everywhere on these fruit bike stands parked in front of restaurants and street corners.

Cherry season coincides with fresh lychees and watermelons -- all perfect accompaniments to spicy Sichuan cuisine.