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... we heard loud screams from the keeper - turning our heads towards the keeper, we saw a baby panda on all fours running towards us and then standing on their hind legs. It was such an amazing sight and as Tash put it, "the cutest thing ever." The keepers gave the baby panda a carrot and then sat it next to me.......I put my arm around it and was the happiest person alive. What a special moment - I honestly wanted to take it home with me.
After the photograph we got ...
... what most of it was except for plant or animal (clue was if it was on a bamboo skewer) and even then there could be a question or two.
Next we headed first class on the fast train to Chongqing to catch our cruise up (or is it down) the Yangtze River! Boy do we ever look like the ugly Americans when all 15 of us move from one place to another with 3-4 bags each. Most local people travel with one small bag and a box. I could be anywhere traveling on a train with ...
... Giving” the land back (or siding with) Japan. Ain’t politics interesting?
o The Chinese believe White is better (great for me) – here they buy creams to make themselves look whiter and avoid sun at ALL cost and consequence.
o More is better! Not.
o I think the less you have the more you appreciate things.
o In the West, we let our dogs and cats ‘deposit their ...
... here included singing, dancing, playing of a traditional chinese instrument, a shadow play and puppet show. Interesting how in one of the dances the dances were quite involved in how they played around with the feather on their heads and made it jiggle in different ways.There was also one skit where it looked like a monther berating her son and requiring him walk around and crawl over and under stools with a candle on his head to placate her.
Most famous act ...
... it in my bag. There were 2 up in the tree, just playing about – the cutest things!!!
Our guide then took us for a coffee brake (which was way overpriced, so didn't have any) and whilst there a video about Pandas and the park was played. Interesting stuff. They have done so much here, really come a long way to helping the Pandas.
We also learnt, on top of the conceiving difficulties they have, the females don't always respond well to the babies once they ...