Travel Blogs from Chengdu
Just back from the opera! What beautiful music, elaborate costumes, and delicious tea.
Pics to follow.
I will be writing much more when we are not sitting in the lobby, with all the smokers, while we are half asleep and looking forward to crawling into our nice, clean, hard beds. However, while the beds are hard, we (and our …
Today we went to the Panda Reserve and saw Pandas! Red Pandas! Baby Pandas! A New Born Panda!
They are the cutest animals!
Ever hear of a Red Panda? Ever see a Red Panda? Ever hold a Red Panda???? That's what we did today!
Tonight we are off to the opera.
Kristen & Jenn
... t understand who they are. And whether anyone cares about them unless they're about to go gambling or something. There certainly are some nice bits to the park... but I get put off by the concrete pathways. Though if the weather weren't so cold I'd no doubt sit down and enjoy the view. A monk in contemplation. It looked like he had a computer next to his scriptures. I think he was looking up some ...
... I took a taxi a few miles away, from where I took a shuttle bus to the airport. I had a 1.5 hour flight to Chengdu, during which I chatted for the whole duration with the man next to me. This was my first step towards meeting my goal of interacting with a variety of people. We had interesting conversations (using ～95% Chinese!) and I learned that some Chinese people believe in a stereotype that all Jewish people are smart. It was pretty interesting trying to explain to him ...
... is kind of amusing!
I mucked around with that for a while and got a quick phone call from home.
After that I explored the shops and bought some food for breakfast and dinners, although eating out really is cheaper compared to eating in... And then I found out that there was a welcome dinner for me! Which we then went to. Quite amusing, since what you do is write the name of the place you want to go in ...