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... which meant that they would be rather late for the opera later in the evening. They ended up getting back by literally asking random cars along the way if they were willing to drive the white people back to Chengdu.
At around 8 or so we headed for the final activity of the day – a Sichuan opera. Now before you think we have turned all cultural, it is not the high pitched incomprehensible singing usually associated with the opera. The Chinese know how ...
... ego to know the boundless limits of charisma and powers to convince. I assure you there were others also. We went on endless pilgrimages to restaurants around the city eating our way through the city's specialties. Highlights of those were the fish flavoured eggplant, gung bao chicken, twice cooked pork... I do believe that Sichuan food is the very best in the world. Thanks goes out to Sherry, Carl, Gerry and Nana especially, the staff who took me out for meals a few times, ...
... other regions to find more bamboo to eat, but not heir habitat has been carved up by development. Some 49 reserves are dedicated to panda preservation in China, including the Wolong reserve near Chengdu.
LESHAN GIANT BUDDAH
The enormous 230 ft (71 m) high Dafo (Great Buddah) is carved into the red sandstone face of Lingyun Hill overlooking the treacherous confluence of the Min, ...
... hostels do
trips so that you arrive for around 8.30 and see the feeding which
cost 100 yuan per person. There is also a local bus number 902 which
goes straight to the Panda Base and costs 2 yuan the hostels and the
Lonely Planet would have you believe that if you get the bus you'll
miss feeding time as the first bus doesn't leave the main bus station
till 8am. We got the first bus from just around the corner from our
hostel at 8.45am and were at the ...
... in the same car. We had a great time singing to all the 90's pop hits the driver had playing and there is always the adventure of rally racing on the highways and in the city's here!
We stopped to have lunch before we went to the Museum. I have taken to eating like the locals for the last few days of my trip (mostly because Mum isn't here to smack me!). I have practiced such things as slurping, chewing with my mouth ...