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Chengdu is very proud of its panda project. So we went to have a look, we booked a tour plus guide from the hostel costing £11. Before that I had something for the first time since we left, a fry up. It was almost perfect but the best thing was a proper mug of tea, with normalish milk. On the way to the pandas we went through the city to the outskirts, the white veil of pollution making the looming tower blocks like ghosts, the visibility ...
... times to separate the oil. This oil is yellow and floats on the top. It is collected in a leather bag, cooled and solidified. When used, it is called 'crispy oil' and is popular in butter-tea and for a traditional pie they make called Tsampa Pie. Crispy oil is also used to stir-fry meat and to make wheat flour pies. Crispy oil made from yak milk is also used to make a Crispy Oil Biscuit, a uniquely-flavored Tibetan staple.
Then there was still a little ...
Chengdu was one of the nicer cities we have been to so far
and had a reasonable amount of greenery. Having exhausted ourselves of temples
for now, we had no plans other than a trip to the panda sanctuary/factory, so
generally chilled out in the hostel bar and wandered about trying to find
somewhere to eat.
The day with the pandas was great fun. We decided to make
the most of our time and go for an ...
... of the village. I has been totally preserved and maintained and was really awesome. The downstairs of the shops were restaurants, etc and the shopkeepers actually live above. Check out the photos.. can you imagine living in these buildings? People went crazy taking pictures of us and asking us to be in photos of us with them and their kids. I decided to fire back taking pics of them taking pics of me. Its all in fun ...
... office. Interesting!
We bought the second to cheapest tickets, 300RMB (~$44), which is really expensive in Chinese dollars. I guess that just shows you how famous Jay Chou is. I'm afraid the concerts going to be in a huge stadium and Jay Chou will just be a dot. Oh well, it'll still be quit the experience no matter what!
The concert is on Saturday! Yay! Looking forward to blogging about my first Chinese superstar concert! ...