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Old 11-02-2012, 03:38 AM
 
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Hi, everyone! I am a Phd. student of The University of Arizona, I have seen lots of pictures of this city and comunicated with somebody who lived there before .Then I think Tuscon is a lovely place for me and I hope that I can make a lot of friends here, say hello to you all from ChengDu China!

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Old 11-02-2012, 03:58 AM
 
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Hi, everyone! I am a Phd. student of The University of Arizona, I have seen lots of pictures of this city and comunicated with somebody who lived there before .Then I think Tuscon is a lovely place for me and I hope that I can make a lot of friends here, say hello to you all from ChengDu China!
You are coming from ChengDu to Tucson! Talk about a culture shock, in a sense of city size. I hope you enjoy your stay in Tucson.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:25 AM
 
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Thank you for your reply. I am still in ChengDu now, but I'll be there in a few months, and continue there a year. My English not good enough to comunicate native speakers that is what I worry about most.
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:33 AM
 
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Have you heard ChengDu before? It's one of the largest city of China, and maybe larger than Tucson. But I love small and quiet city, Tucson is more suitable for me in my opinion.But it's a pity that I can only live there for a few months, so I hope I can travel aroud and make friends there.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:54 AM
 
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Thank you for your reply. I am still in ChengDu now, but I'll be there in a few months, and continue there a year. My English not good enough to comunicate native speakers that is what I worry about most.
Don't worry about your English skills, these days even native born English speakers don't do so well with the language . Welcome!
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Granville, OH and Oro Valley, AZ
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I have been to ChengDu. Mostly, I spent time around Shenzen and the coast, which was very industrial and also dirty. Had to fly to ChengDu to visit a factory so I expected more of the same. But no! ChengDu was a beautiful, cosmopolitan city similar to London. I could not believe it. Tucson is quite different but I think you will enjoy it. I currently live in Ohio but have a place in Oro Valley (north of Tucson) and visit there often. Great hiking and cycling opportunity for you. Let me know if you want to get together for a drink/lunch when you arrive. Chances are I'll be there.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:31 PM
 
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I have been to ChengDu. Mostly, I spent time around Shenzen and the coast, which was very industrial and also dirty. Had to fly to ChengDu to visit a factory so I expected more of the same. But no! ChengDu was a beautiful, cosmopolitan city similar to London. I could not believe it. Tucson is quite different but I think you will enjoy it. I currently live in Ohio but have a place in Oro Valley (north of Tucson) and visit there often. Great hiking and cycling opportunity for you. Let me know if you want to get together for a drink/lunch when you arrive. Chances are I'll be there.
Fine, it's a great pleasure for me drinking with you,I'll be there in june next year, because i recevied the invitation letter from the university only a few days ago, maybe it's still a long time left, but I can't wait to go to Tucson. If you came to ChengDu during this period, please tell me, then I can show you around. By the way, except the fine scenery, ChengDu is also famous for it's delicious cuisine. If you came here, please let me know, then we can the enjoy the beautiful scenery and delicious food together.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:06 AM
 
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Hello, Tucson is an exciting town with lots to do. I recently moved back to Tucson. When I left, I did not think I would miss it as much as I did. Now that I am here I do not take it for granted. Let me know when you are in town, and I would gladly show you the cool scenes.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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When I was a grad student at the UofA we had two Chinese doctors who did their sabbaticals with us. This was when it was rare to have an exchange between the USA and China. We loved those guys. They were brilliant men and were also a lot of fun to be around. We enjoyed their use of classical english as they obviously weren't trained in the casual style and slang that we spoke.

I wish you well at the University and enjoy your time in Tucson. It certainly was a special time for me and a shout out to Yuan and Ma where ever you may be.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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You made a good choice! Let us know if you need assistance finding anything. Food at the markets is pretty cheap, especially if you buy what is on promotion. Unfortunately, cheap soup is never an option, and that's one of the things I miss most about E. Asia. Find a place, where you don't need a car to save a lot of $$$$. Very good biking conditions.
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