Sichuan is a province in China.
Its official introduction looks like this:
That’s the official version.
Let me give you the unofficial version.
What to eat in Sichuan: hotpot
What to see in Sichuan: giant pandas
What about activities? I don’t mean the touristy things, like visiting Jiuzhaigou or Mount E’mei.
If there is only one activity you must do in Sichuan, it’s mahjong.
There may be diverse landforms in Sichuan:
and multiple ethnic groups:
But a common activity unites them all, regardless of season:
day or night:
whether it’s on the bus:
in front of a demolished house:
on the sidewalk:
on the riverbank:
or in a cave:
They can’t be stopped by the rain:
or the gale:
or the flood:
Do you know why Sichuan has so many railways and highways?
So they can learn new types of mahjong from other areas and from each other.
Tourism brochure tells you that Sichuan has a lot of yummy food, which is true：
But I bet they don’t tell you this:
What do you do if you don’t know how to play mahjong?
Don’t worry. They’ll teach you:
What do the Sichuanese do when they don’t play mahjong?
They’ll take a walk.
After all, in Sichuan they can see these:
But don’t be surprised if you also see these:
There’s a saying in Sichuan:
There is no dispute in the world that can’t be resolved over a round of mahjong.
If there is, then play two rounds.