Travel Blogs from Chengdu
... a bit of walking to get to the sanctuary. As you walk there, the pathways are surrounded by lush greenery and flowers. The research base is a vast property with many winding walkways in all directions. Make sure to stay with the group and follow the marked signs.
We arrived to the sanctuary and there they were munching on bamboo. These beautiful giant bears were sitting comfortably a midst piles of food, climbing gyms, and trees. They looked ...
... could not stop taking pictures. The downtown skyline lit up is breathtaking. There is just so much going on. It almost reminds us of being in New York. We plan on going out again several more times before we leave for Xi'an to experience more of what is happening. Well, that about sums up today. It was an EXTREMELY long day, and we are worn out. Time for bed before we wake up and start all over again tomorrow! In the words of THE Jeremy D. Klein...."Deuces from ...
... completed in AD 803. Many temples were also built around it and I hiked up to see some of them. The feet of the Buddha are 26 feet wide - each one - that will give you an idea of the sheer size of this statue. One of the best views is from a boat on the river. But, as usual, there are great long queues to go up one side of the statue and down the other side. This is another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This place is OK - if ...
... bothered by it, but decided to let it go. The third time, he passed me again, very slowly. This time, I stopped and looked directly at him, giving him my best "beat it or I'll beat you" stare as possible. He finally rode along, most likely aware of how conspicuous and rude he was being.
I got back to the dorm and paid the rest of my "rent," then headed back to my room, deciding that I‘d eat later. I set the alarm on ...
... Where the Restroom is Because You Can Usually Smell It
You can smell bathrooms from a mile away. The "squat toilets" wreak with the smell of urine. I always have to hold my breath. Gross.
- Nothing to Drink with Din Din
I'm SO used to having my glass of water refilled constantly at restaurants in the U.S. Definitely not the case here in China. You'll get a tiny cup (usually < 8 oz.) of hot tea if you're ...
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