Travel Blogs from Chengdu
... and Spicy food is also a highlight of Sichuan/Chengdu - although we have been eating hot and spicy food throughout the trip. We arrived at the airport and met our guide Ivy.
From the Airport we headed to downtown Chengdu to Jingli Street. It is a winding street with shops, tea houses, and many outdoor food stalls. Denise was ...
... to age, and we were able to visit the sub-adults (3-5), adults (over 5), juveniles (1-3), and the nursery where we saw one that is 2 weeks, and one that is 1 1/2 months old. We also watched the Red Pandas who were much more active and easier to see. After spend about 2 1/2 hours at the center we headed back to our bus. The crowds at the entrance had grown so large that our bus could not reach the entrance and we had to walk a long way to reach it. We retuned to Chengdu ...
... take the cell phone down to the convenient store and point at my phone, put it to my ear, and said, "bu," shaking my head. They seem to get what I mean. They somehow get across that there aren't any minutes on the phone, and they show me a card that can give me minutes. I nod my head "yes." I pay 50 yuan and now have some minutes. I don't know how many; I guess I will find out when I run out. I then try to make a call....oh but wait!!! I don't have any battery because ...
... we weren't going back to the hotel. I definitely could have spent more time in this town but once again we were off and running.
Back to Chengdu for dinner- typical Sichuan aka HOT flavor- Jack told me afterwards that the guide told him that the "Duck" I thought we were eating was in fact rabbit- he got a kick out of that- I did not!
Then to the Sichuan Opera (Face- Changing show). This was held in a lovely open air pavillion- we were served tea with these ...
... off with the fare, we made it to the hostel in record time!
Chengdu is in the Sichaun province which is a very mountainous lush part of China. The next day we went to the Chengdu Panda Breeding and research centre.
It was absolutely amazing to see all the pandas! We saw some panda cubs, red pandas and giant pandas. The little guys seems to spend most of their time up in the trees, and the big ones prefers to stay at the bottom munching on bamboo. ...
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