Travel Blogs from Chengdu
... or other areas”. Loitering through the alleys, glittering with lights in the trees or along the house and businesses, men played a form of checkers, mixed groups danced or folk enjoyed tea in the tea houses. A magnetic force dragged us to the cute narrow alleys to barter and pick up a “bargain”, and enjoy a cup of green tea, while the wide alleys brimming with night clubs and bars, gave us a reality check.
Yesterday we managed to cycle out of Chengdu during rush hour without causing any accidents - we're learning the "traffic dance" weaving amongst many cyclists, scooters, pedestrians, and cars. At least traffic is on the same side of the road as at home and there are often separate lanes for the bikes and scooters. Taxi drivers are the ones to watch out for!
It was a tiny bit cooler yesterday ...
We arrived at the conservation centre at feeding time, meaning that all of the pandas were active. They were in enclosures dependent on their age, and were so very cute. There were of course a million people at the first enclosure, however, we didn't spend long there, and managed to keep ahead of the masses for the rest of the morning. There were also red pandas, including a very very lickle one!
I will let the pictures say ...
... he ended up tumbling down the ditch after throwing himself into the bamboo, going through the bamboo and quickly disappearing out of sight, only to climb back up, and try again…
The babies were incredibly cute, even more clumsy and playful. Some how we managed to spend 3 hours walking around the park, even taking in the poor red panda’s, who seem to get no attention from visitors. Perhaps another must see is ...
... and sat down with my classmates and chatted with them, explaining to
them why I was there, especially at the same time that they were there. We ate and talked, and I gave them some pointers about what to expect while being in China. They then invited me to go back to their dorm with them to hang out, to which I happily agreed. I rode in their tour bus back to their dorm, which was actually on a different campus than the one that I was ...
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