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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
... very lucky to be safe and sound. A few busses got buried in the landslide, people died and went missing the floods, and some people on the tour that couldn’t afford a flight out had to wait in the village until alternative road transport was available.
Food & Drink
Favourite Local Dish: Hot Pot!
New Tastes: Sichuan Cuisine. Chilli!!
International McDonalds Meal: Beef burger Mcwrap
Another long trainride from Xi'an brings us to Chengdu, the city of the giant Panda’s, knackered we eventually find the hostel… In the hostels route guide is clearly mentioned that you have to take exit E from the Metro station… but exit E is still under construction. Later we find out that if you exit 1 metro station earlier the route guide finally makes sense. We don’t do an awful lot today and spend the evening in the ...
... Pandas seem to be the most laid back animals. They just sit around munching bamboo for 14 hours a day. The other highlight was of course getting to hug a panda. Four of the girls and a guy from our group were there with me. You get suited up into plastic clothes, gloves and boots...then you get 1 minute to sit on a bench holding a baby panda. I was actually really nervous and excited. You're stood around waiting for quite awhile so there is a ...