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Flying from Urumqi to Chengdu, then Back Home Singapore on Last Day of Mysterious Silk Road of China Trip

Filed Under (Chengdu, China, Cuisines, Shopping, Silk Road, Singapore, Travelling, Urumqi, World Souvenirs, Xinjiang) by Janet on 29-08-2010

It’s my last day here in the Silk Road of China – right now having Breakfast in the big grand beautiful luxurious 5 Star Mirage Hotel Restaurant in Urumqi City :

Intercontinental Breakfast at 5 Star Mirage Hotel in Urumqi, Xinjiang - Silk Road of China Day 14Intercontinental Breakfast at 5 Star Mirage Hotel in Urumqi, Xinjiang - Silk Road of China Day 14Intercontinental Breakfast at 5 Star Mirage Hotel in Urumqi, Xinjiang - Silk Road of China Day 14

You know, people always say a Tour agency normally puts tourists up in the best Hotel & let them eat the best yummiest food on their last night & day in a Tour package – which is very true indeed just like we’ve just had a very good cosy overnight stay, & now the BEST Intercontinental Breakfast (the best Hotel & Breakfast of our entire Silk Road Trip!!) here at Mirage Hotel – making all of us so satisfied & happy, especially when we’re also going back home Singapore today :)  REALLY MISS HOME!!

Graceful Moon Goddess in Mirage Hotel on Mid-Autumn Festival in Urumqi, Xinjiang, Silk Road of China

And yes, it’s Mid-Autumn Festival (or Mooncake Festival) today – us having celebrated it just last night at Dong Fang Long (Eastern Dragon) with much laughters & cheers upon fun-loving Birthday Uncle’s Hokkien Songs entertainment hahaaa!!

HAPPY Mooncake Festival to all as I strike a pose for the camera by the side of Urumqi street outside Mirage Hotel :

Janetong outside 5 Star Mirage Hotel in Urumqi - Xinjiang, Silk Road of ChinaMirage Hotel on Mid-Autumn Festival in Urumqi, Xinjiang, Silk Road of China

Back inside the very lovely Hotel Lobby with a Sculptured Wall filled with World’s famous Landmarks such as The Pisa in Italty, Rialto Bridge in Venice, Pyramids & Sphinx in Eygpt, Colosseum in Rome, Great Wall of China etc - I like it so much!!!

5 Star Mirage Hotel Lobby with Beautiful Sculptured Walls of Famous World  Landmarks - Pisa in Italty, Rialto Bridge in Venice, Pyramids & Sphinx in Eygpt, Colosseum in Rome, Great Wall of China etc in Urumqi, Xinjiang, Silk Road of ChinaJanetong in Mirage Hotel on Mid-Autumn Festival in Urumqi, Xinjiang, Silk Road of China

My lady Tour mates all love what I’m wearing today – especially my Red hooded Bubble Dress which I bought at Kuitun, & my Orange leather suade Shoes from Dunhuang - they all agree I’m a good shopaholic buyer hahahaaaa :)

Janetong in Mirage Hotel on Mid-Autumn Festival in Urumqi, Xinjiang, Silk Road of China

Pics with fellow Tour mates at Mirage Hotel Lobby while waiting to leave for Urumqi Airport :

Janetong with Tour mate in Mirage Hotel on Mid-Autumn Festival in Urumqi, Xinjiang, Silk Road of ChinaJanetong with Tour mate in Mirage Hotel on Mid-Autumn Festival in Urumqi, Xinjiang, Silk Road of ChinaUrumqi Airport, Xinjiang, Silk Road of ChinaUrumqi Airport in Xinjiang, Silk Road of ChinaJanetong in Urumqi Airport, Xinjiang, Silk Road of ChinaBoxes of Fruits on Available for Sales in Urumqi Airport, Xinjiang, Silk Road of ChinaBoxes of Fruits on Available for Sales in Urumqi Airport, Xinjiang, Silk Road of

Ha so many already prepacked Boxes of Fruits available here in Urumqi Airport – still remember Mom & Dad always tell me that there’re plentiful Fruits ready for Sales in most China Airports – which they always buy & bring back home whenever they travel to China since I was at a very age……………hmmmm such as the huge Chinese Pears Peaches etc – all so fresh sweet juicy & I’m always the 1st one to pry open their Boxes hahaahha!!!

Boxes of Fresh Xinjiang Fruits avaliable for sales in Urumqi Airport - Silk Road of ChinaBoxes of Fruits available for sales in Urumqi Airport in Xinjiang, Silk Road of China

Huge beautiful looking Artillery Shell Melons :

Boxes of Artillery Shell Melons available for sales in Urumqi Airport in Xinjiang, Silk Road of China

And well…………………….

Box of Xinjiang Seedless Pearl-Like Crunchy Sweet Grapes from Urumqi Airport - Silk Road of China

Heehehehe this Box of yummy fresh Xinjiang Grapes cost only 40 Yuans (RMB) – specials from our Tour Guide’s recommendation (at another Airport Fruits Shop!!) - bought specially for Mom & Dad – though I wish I’ve more strength to hand carry more other Fruits home :(

Box of Seedless Pearl-Like Crunchy Sweet Grapes from Urumqi Airport

Some shopping time here at Urumqi Airport before our Departure to Chengdu :

Urumqi Airport in Xinjiang, Silk Road of ChinaShopping inside Urumqi Airport - Xinjiang, Silk Road of China Before Departure to ChengduMusic Shop where I bought Xinjiang Most Famous Threesome Music VCD - at Urumqi Airport in Xinjiang, Silk Road of ChinaXinjiang Most Famous Threesome Music VCD from Urumqi Airport in Xinjiang, Silk Road of China

Hey there’re even Xinjiang Nangs available here :)

Large Xinjiang Nangs on Sales at Urumqi Airport - Xinjiang, Silk Road of China Janetong at Departure Gate in Urumqi Airport waiting for Domestic Flight to Chengdu from Xinjiang, Silk Road of China Janetong onaboard Domestic Flight CA4152 from Urumqi to Chengdu International Airport in Xinjiang, Silk Road of ChinaJanetong onaboard Domestic Flight CA4152 from Urumqi to Chengdu International Airport in Xinjiang, Silk Road of ChinaJanetong onaboard Domestic Flight CA4152 from Urumqi to Chengdu International Airport in Xinjiang, Silk Road of China

Inflight Lunch time now aboard our domestic Flight from Urumqi to Chengdu - ho ho I really like this below huge pretty PINK Desserts Box - & there’s even a piece of Mooncake cos it’s Mid-Autumn Festival today :)

Inflight Desserts Box onaboard Domestic Flight CA4152 from Urumqi to Chengdu International Airport in Xinjiang, Silk Road of ChinaInflight Lunch Time onaboard Domestic Flight CA4152 from Urumqi to Chengdu International Airport in Xinjiang, Silk Road of China

As usual besides enjoying the yummy Inflight meals (in this case the thick Black Pepper Roast Beef’s so delicious!!!), I often love looking out of my flight window (always ask for a Window seat :) ) at the lovely clouds & so beautiful sky……………………..

Domestic Flight CA4152 from Urumqi to Chengdu International Airport in Xinjiang, Silk Road of China

We’ve now arrived in Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport resting in an Airport Chinese Restaurant waiting for our Flight back home Singapore………….

Resting at Chengdu Airport Restaurant before Departure to Singapore from Silk Road of China TripAt Chengdu International Airport before Departure back home Singapore on Silk Road of China Trip

YES YES so funny cos we’re all (especially the ladies!!) so panicky cos we don wana end up paying huge Taxes upon our Overweight Luggages - I myself even start giving away my body lotions, hand cream etc to the Chinese Restaurant’s waitresses!! So much to their delights ahahahaaa cos they’re all nice imported goods!!!!

Worst of all, our Tour guide Siao Chen’s not here with us here in Chengdu as she’s remained in Urumqi (which happens to be her hometown too!!) - which means we’re totally left on our own DITCH right now!!!

Ohhhhhh what more should we do to save ourselves NOW but to prepare well to pay for the high overweight charges – at least for myself I know very well cos my Luggages are so heavy trust me errhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!

Dinner at Chengdu Airport Restaurant before Departure to Singapore from Silk Road of China TripChinese Dinner at Chengdu Airport Restaurant before Departure to Singapore from Silk Road of China TripChinese Dinner at Chengdu Airport Restaurant before Departure to Singapore from Silk Road of China TripChinese Dinner at Chengdu Airport Restaurant before Departure to Singapore from Silk Road of China TripDinner at Chengdu Airport Restaurant before Departure to Singapore from Silk Road of China Trip

Just look at the huge amount of food left on our Dinner plates in the Restaurant cos………………..

Yummy Chinese Cuisines Dinner at Chengdu International Airport before Flight back home Singapore from Silk Road of China Trip

But you know what?!?!? All our WORRIES of our Overweight Luggages issues are UNFOUNDED & UNNECESSARY cos we did a Whole Tour Group Check-in, & though almost all our individual Luggages were overweight, none of us was Taxed!!!! We’re so Lucky so Happy we’ve already very safely passed through all the Chinese Customs now just waiting to board our Flight home Singapore WHEW Whew!!!!!!! THANK God!!!

SILLY ME to be worrying much earlier but hey I couldn’t help it cos it’s after all my very 1st time travelling in China, & I”ve never really known & been through a Chinese Customs Checkpoint before!! Anyway………………….

Janetong's Boarding Pass for Flight back home Singapore from Chengdu International Airport during Silk Road of China TripJanetong at Departure Gate in Chengdu International Airport waiting for Flight back home SingaporeBox of Honey Peaches (Shuimitaos) from Chendgu International AirportBox of Honey Peaches (Shuimitaos) from Chendgu International Airport

Heheheeee my above Box of Huge Juicy Sweet Honey Peaches (or Shuimitaos) was bought just some 15 mins before boarding our International Flight back home Singapore – cos you’d be surprised there’re Fruits Stalls located just by the sides of Departure Gate A1 here at Urumqi Airport – which makes me in a real excited happy mood since I need not pay for any Overweight charges, & can now freely carry another Box of fresh Fruits home for beloved Mom & Dad :)

Yummy Chinese PeanutsInflight Meal Time during Flight back home Singapore from Chengdu International Airport on Silk Road of China TripInflight Meal Time during Flight back home Singapore from Chengdu International Airport on Silk Road of China TripChinese Mooncake for Mid-Autumn Celebration onboard Flight back home Singapore from Chengdu International Airport on Silk Road of China Trip

Hmmmm another lovely packed Mooncake for each & everyone of us aboard Flight CA403 - how sweet :)

Past midnigt now as I land on Singaopore Changi Airport to the very Warm welcome of my family…………………….

Welcome Home Singapore from Silk Road of China Trip

Glad that I made it to the Silk Road of China & back home Singapore very safely & healthily :)

Most of my Tour mates were fallen ill with diarrhea, flu, fever, sprained ankles & legs etc – one Uncle was hospitalised, one Auntie even had her throat stuck so badly with Fish bone (from the deadly full of Bones chinese freshwater Fish!), & had to be taken to Hospital to have it removed :(

Another lady even missed half her Silk Road of China Trip with us cos she was down with fatique & sickness, & had to stay back alone at Mirage Hotel in Urumqi (since Day 8), while we travelled up to Tianchi Tianshan, Kuitun, Kelamayi, Kanas, then back down to Kelamayi to Urumqi to meet her………………..

To better see how far we’ve travelled up & down along the Mysterious Silk Road of China – here’s a Map :Mysterious Silk Road of China Map

Well, for myself, I’m very thankful that I’ve been very blessed as I only suffered from slight Sore throat (in Kanas for like only 2 days!!) :)

This Mysterious Silk Road of China with Orient Deluxe Express Train Trip of mine is a most Cultural & Environmental experience of my life thus far. It was a Tough Trip as I’d to endure the extreme always-changing hot & cold weather, & especially the many Nasty Toilets :(

And the Train Ride wasn’t really easy, plus the local food wasn’t entirely to our Taste & Appetite (though some were really good & yummy!!), except for the very fresh crunchy vegetables which I ate & enjoyed the most daily :) Evidently, I lost 2kg (hahaha only 2kg wish I’ve lost more huh!! like my brother-in-law Ah Hia’s 5kg)!!

Personally I feel very lucky, especially compared to the people in the Rural places along the Silk Road of China. I’m indeed very blessed & I’ve gained & learned so much from this Trip to be more contented & apprecaitive towards Life, & to love & treasure people around me more……………….I enjoyed myself tremendously, & had a great wonderful most amazing Silk Road of China Trip!!

Most importantly, Dad has recovered very well from his Hemorrhoid (or Piles - the reason why Ah Hia & I had to replace Dad & Mom to go on this Trip!!) - making this Trip to the Silk Road possible for me. And for allowing me such a great opportunity to see Life in a different perspective.

This Silk Road of China Trip is probably my most invaluable Travelling Experience - THANK YOU Dad & Mom – I love you both so much :)

And THANK U all my readers for travelling through this fantastic Silk Road of China Trip with me – you guys have been a great Bless!! I hope you enjoy my above last Slideshow of the Trip – & never forgetting to come visit me again when I bring you more beautiful Travelling Stories asap okie :)

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