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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

We made it to our destination, Kuanzhaixiangzi, a preserved and rebuilt area free of cars and full of little shops and restaurants. Unfortunately, it was a little disappointing since it was also full of Chinese tourists.

The silver lining was getting lost, wandering around for two hours and finding a tiny spot off the beaten path for lunch. Full of locals on makeshift tables and chairs outside, we mimed our way through the ordering process.

Eggs and Tomato (left) and Gong Bao Ji Ding (aka Kung Pao Chicken). We perspired our way through the meal in the hot, humid climate in Chengdu. Since we were warned of the tap water, we've been drinking hot tea alongside our meals. No break from the heat!