Travel Blogs from Chengdu
... It was thanks to a diet of oreos and crisps that got us through the 3 day tour.
The redeeming feature of the tour from hell was definately the National Parks though. Both of which more than made up for the horrible guide and horrible food (we won't discuss the horrible accomodation other than saying it was that. Horrible.).
Huanglong National Park is set in the Southern area of the Minshin Mountain Range. On the way to our main stop we passed over XueShan ...
... lined freeways interspersed with well-designed flower beds were a welcoming entry to the city, and our glamorous new home for 2 days.
Chengdu was on the ‘bucket list’ for its Panda Breeding Site. Tree lined freeways interspersed with well-designed flower beds were a welcoming entry to the city, and our glamorous new home for 2 days.
On our first morning here found the Peoples Park where we joined the oldies in tea and a neck and shoulder massage - didn't do the ear cleaning thing! Stumbled onto a loud and colorful ethnic dance concert - we snapped away and had lots of photos taken of us- think it is our white hair - only the over 90's have grey hair - everyone else must dye theirs. Afternoon got lost wandering and went into big Chinese city overload so back to our quiet ...
... are also mainly vegetarian. Not only that, but their diets consist of a preference for bamboo and anything else that they don't have to exert any energy in catching or digesting.
When a panda lady and panda gentleman eventually do fancy each other the female is only able to get pregnant two days a year so timing is crucial. Then, when single mum panda has a baby it's the size of a toilet roll, bald, blind, and immobile. All it can do is cry and feed. And ...
... of people. Being that I wasn't told near which gate the concert was being held, I just had to pick at random and hope for the best. My hope was in vain.
I ended up walking that dark rainy campus for 40-50 minutes, the concert being well over. I finally found the stage where the concert was supposedly held: there were some men disassembling a stage with a banner that said “Welcome Western Michigan University.” Soaked to the bone and exhausted from the ...
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