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... by Chengdu Panda Base, inviting researchers from all over the world to share information to improve captive management for the conservation of giant pandas. The Chengdu Panda Base covers an area of almost 200 hectares. We saw several Giant Panda's and Red Panda's. Lots of little children and families were at the Panda Base as it is winter holiday for the kids this month. One of the hilarious guys in our group kept hopping ...
... At least our 5 hour round trip was scenic. So instead we went to the Global Center. It's the worlds largest single building. It is 19 million square meters. It's a shopping mall, an indoor water park, an indoor beach, two hotels, an ice skating rink, a huge IMAX theater. The place is beautiful. All marble floors and walls. I'm not even sure how's my stories the ...
... at the ridiculous situation we were in. For dinner we had some spicy Sichuan dishes overlooking the river. The food was great as we're the views. Sichuan spice is no joke but I've handled it pretty well for a laowei! The next day we woke up early and took a cab to the Chengdu Panda Research Base. It was a typical zoo but just filled with Giant Pandas and Red Panda's, who are actually not related but were also endangered. Both eat bamboo, so I'm guessing ...
... the buildings looked exactly the same as anywhere else in the city. The crowd looked differently though. One could see monks with shaved heads dressed in their purple robes. The stores were selling prayer flags, prayer wheels and other spiritual accessories. Sasha and Dasha attempted to stop for a tea in one of the teahouses in the vicinity. However, the indoor air was so saturated with cigarette smoke they had to back off promptly. In China, most men smoke and that means they ...
... was not looking forward to having to stand in that ridiculous queue again and try and explain that we'd missed our train.
It wasn't that full actually, only 4 of the 6 beds in our little area were full. We had the middle again – prefer these now. At first we were in different compartments, but luckily the train lady was so lovely, she managed to ask a young girl to swap with me so I was next to Si. With 2 elderly people below us. Who were asleep for most of the ...