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... to convey that "foreigners are not allowed to stay". Either way it was a very frustrating afternoon. Apparently, as this province is not very touristy there are only a few hotels who have a license that allows foreigners stay. This stems back to a previous time, when tourists were escorted through China on organised tours.
Free travelling means you will encounter hurdles, but they are definitely harder to climb over in this country.
... much of it was very mountainous and high altitude. In this area of China there are many Tibetan villages around and they are keen to share their culture with the visiting tourists. We loved it as we had to cancel our plans to visit actual Tibet – so this was the next best thing ;-)
Chengdu Panda Base:
We managed to wake up nice and early and make our way over the Panda base. It was an amazing ...
... from various points in Chinese history. I still had a little geekout moment when I saw a few Han Dynasty weapons.
Another long walk back to the hostel, and I was hungry, so I went to a nearby noodle place, and had spicy (what else?) noodle soup. A bit of blogging (which took ages as usual) and a beer, and I was ready for bed.
Mission to Leshan
I was up early-ish, I left the hostel before 9am, but by the time I'd taken the subway, and walked to the ...
... this time... Only 17hours to go :-)
We became like celebrities on this train. People in the next carriages trying to communicate with us, one man spoke a little English so was practising it on us. The trolley lady that went past was selling fruit, and the pineapple looked really good, so Si pointed to it and she said some long sentences in Chinese. Didn't shake or nod her head, or hold up fingers with a price. We had no idea what she was saying. So tried again. ...
... window, the stuck a needle in you, got your blood, and then moved onto the next person. I was pretty worried about everything and after my experience the day before with the health center had absolutely no faith in the doctors. We went back down to the dungeon doctor and she yammered away in Chinese. The translator told me she thought it was an allergic reaction and she wanted me to stay in the hospital for a week. She said she ...