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... got them for a good price but we were happy. Presumably the vendors' hearts mended within seconds and they were happy, too.
We then proceeded to walk half way across the city (OK, gross exaggeration. But it seemed like a long way) looking for the correct stop to get the local bus to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. We found it at last and with the help of a nice young man even got off at the right place.
The pagoda is a square ...
... such different characters. A few of our group had paid to "hold" a panda which they all said was done very well and sympathetically to the pandas. Whilst they enjoyed their "personal time with the pandas" the rest of us checked out the various groups of pandas and also got to see a few red pandas. Please vote on your favourite panda picture. I have more too so don't hold back otherwise I'll post another pile tomorrow!
Back on the bus - my creative side ...
... x 64m. Dark, and seething with people. Manage to elbow enough room to get photos as we walk around, but get separated from Sarah. She goes on to meet the Guide while we faff about losing each other as we overlap trying to find her. When we get to her, I ask her to pair up with Joseph for the rest of this trip, to her annoyance.
Amazing Facts: It appears that The First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang was a Legendary ...
... told the driver where to go. Needless to say we were very grateful for her help! Once we had ditched our bags in our room we went in search of food and found a fairly lively street close by but ended up getting locked in the shopping centre where we ate! Luckily we escaped.
A pretty long and tiring day all round! Excited to see the terracotta warriors tomorrow.
Next Morning we started out early and went to Xingqing Park where the locals (mainly retirees) do calisthenics and dance..We even participated in some of the activities.
After the Park off to a Jade Factory and then lunch.
Then off to see ...