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Travel Blogs from Chengdu
... in a picture I upload. The character is "dragon" which means auspicious and is a favorite of the Chinese. He also signed and put the Chinese date on his art work. It is a truly special gift and remembrance of our visit.
There was only one place for lunch today. We all ate together in one restaurant. The unusual dishes were one of stir fried chicken gizzard which is dipped in a hot red pepper powder before eating. Another dish was pig ear and another ...
... then 7
dishes of vegetables to cook. WOW. We enjoyed the experience and ate
At home there was no water at their appartment - something to do
with the construction going on in the street.
Next morning early Milk drove us 50 minutes to the Panda Base. Cold
and drizzly but the pandas more than compensated. Yes a controlled
park, but we saw many many ...
... eagerly took. I think the pills and the water got to my stomach because I started getting really queasy as we curved back down the mountain. At the half way point, the bus stopped so the brakes could cool down, and Cial asked me how I was doing. I explained that I felt really sick, and Helen got me some bags just in case I needed them. I felt like I was going to throw up, so I ran out of the bus but was immediately asked to get back on because they needed to get going. ...
... Leshan - home of the biggest stone Buddha in world - which we took in from ear height, but neglected to take the winding staircase walk down the side of it for pain tolerance reasons (by this stage any form of movement in any direction provoked winces out of me)! We managed to get lost in Leshan after tryign to be adventurous and budget conscious and getting a bus instead of a taxi - the subsequent corrective taxi ride costing more than the original would have - ...
... After the meeting I was able to copy Andrew’s textbook, so I could finally start studying.
I also talked to Vivian about my trouble with the writing class, and she suggested that I try the other Gaoji 1 class. She said the class was much smaller and that both the speaking and comprehensive teachers were better.
Wednesday morning I was feeling a little bit better, but my nose would not stop running. Speaking class is first on Wednesday, and so I went to ...