Forstar Hotel Chengdu Taisheng North Road
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We drove for an hour, caught a 2 hour flight and had to re-join our route via a 16 hour train ride just to see giant pandas. Was it worth it? .......... absolutely, 150% and we would both do it again tomorrow.
There are less than 1600 giant pandas left on the planet and the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Centre has been created to imitate the pandas natural habitat in order that they might have the best possible environment for ...
Chengdu is the capital of the Sichuan province. Another mega city, this time home to 14 million people! Our first impression of the city was that it appeared to be much cleaner and the air much clearer than Beijing. Neil was very excited as this city is famous for spicy hotpots.
We used Chengdu as a base to visit other areas in the Sichuan province. Everywhere we visited had to be reached by a loooong bus ...
... 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 ...
... laughing to.
Si went off to try and buy a coke. He found the canteen and said Coke, cola, coco-cola... did a drink like motion.. The lady just stared back at him blankly. At this point all the people in the canteen were trying to listen in and help. Luckily, with our pointy book – he showed a picture of the coke and its was then “AHHH.... COLA!!!” Finally, they understood. The lady was then shaking her head, and pointing Si in the direction of the ...
... set-up, squatter toilets with no door, nothing new here. I walked in and I could see an old bloke hunched over, loo paper in one hand, other hand on the partition to use as balance whilst letting out a groaning noise as he went about his business. I found a free cubical (if I can call them that) but it looked as if an Alsatian had been in there so did the deed and got the hell out of there!
We got the park at around 7:45am the next day (Lonely Planet ...