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... narrow lanes. We had a reasonable tomato pasta and vege pizza before wandering around. Tom got an unusual 'ear massage' on the street, which involved getting his ear cleaned and then having a tuning fork run up and down a metal rod sticking out of his ear! It was a most unusual and quite pleasant experience. We taxied back to the hotel and crashed out! Stayed at Chengdu Simaier Hotel, Chengdu [T&J Rating: ...
... our caldron we selected our skewers. Veg is straight forward and there is a great selection of tasty greens to be immersed in the spicy witches brew. The meat front is pretty much the opposite with a happy go lucky game of Russian roulette guiding the selection of meats of un-know origin both in type of animal and body part extracted from (although the chickens feet are easy to spot). Needless to say we didn’t leave them al dente.
The weather gods have been kind, the rain has passed and the Sky in a Chinese Blue! Pandas! We head off after breakfast to the Chengdu Panda Conservation & Breeding Center, this place is where they are trying to save the Pandas from becoming no more! After wondering around looking and taking photos of both the Giant Panda and the Red Panda it was time ...
... small hut at an almost 5000m high pass, sleeping on the floor because the truck drivers had to stop to rest (not the best place, in our opinion, but the tenants of the hut, an elder couple who made a leaving cooking meals and selling supplies to truck drivers, were nice).
In this road trip, we also discovered that some Chinese can be helpful (yes, you read correctly, HELPFUL) and divert a little bit from their way of thinking : the monks who hosted us one night in ...
... s Challenges with
2.) Insanely Nice Chinese Students
4.) Chocolate-Strawberry wafers (they are amazing)
5.) Panda Bears
6.) My bike
7.) Hot Pot
8.) Weekend Adventures
9.) Milk Tea
10.) Everything being hella cheap.
I might not write about my adventures much this week, so you will have to wait. I am realizing on this trip just how much I value people. I can be anywhere in the world, but ...