Travel Blogs from Chengdu
It's an early start – we’re up at 04.30 to head out to the airport. Our flight leaves around three hours later, and we’re in Chengdu an hour-and-a-half after that – the end of our only internal flight in China. We’ve got a bus waiting for us at the other end and we jump on board for the transfer to downtown Chengdu. It …
... around. Shinnied up trees and sat up eating bamboo. The Sanctuary also has an area for the red pandas. These are much, much smaller and not really a bear. I think the guide said they were related to a raccoon.
All too soon it was time to leave the pandas. So many great memories.
After lunch we joined our guide, who lives in Chengdu, for a walk around a city park. This was a well known park for the area. They have line dancing going on - we tried to ...
... done, you are given a goodie bag. Our bag contained the following items: a DVD of the conservation efforts, a certificate of donation to the conservation (you pay for this once of a life time experience, and the payment is a donation to the Panda Research Center), a Pierre Cardin tie (crazy, right?!? It is a special edition made only for the the Research Center), and our pictures. You get two pictures in ...
... that prevent elderlies from this kind of independence and freedom. Our couples are my favorite! They walk slowly holding each other as brace. Often they're babysitting their grandchildren, which is double the cuteness!
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I've never seen anything like this in my life, but I absolutely love it. Many people sell bouquet of flowers, food (shaokao, noodles, dried fruits, nuts, chips, etc.), ...
... but it is more fitting than the Breeding Centre. There is no romance between the bears. They are 3 million years overdue extinction according to natural evolution. They have failed to further evolve and due to massive losses in population many cases of accidental incest have further compounded issues in a small gene pool. The centre collects sperm and artificially impregnates the females. Job done right...? Not by a long way. The babies are all born premature and are still basically ...
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