Rong Cheng Hotel
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... filled with pandas. This wasn’t right – there were enclosures, fences, and it was a bit like a zoo, which was kind of disappointing. It was a very good zoo to be fair, and the pandas didn’t seem to mind being caged in. I’m not sure what I think about zoos but since it’s partly our fault that pandas are so endangered, I guess we have a duty to help them now.
In the afternoon I first visited an excellent Taoist ...
... of us who could not sit still for a minute. Couple this with music coming out of the speakers (they did play S Club 7 at one point) and the train people selling everything under the sun - a very long 16 hours!!
Again the taxi did not know where he was going and we finally got the hostel after he had asked 5 people and eventually we had some people from a coffee shop guiding us down the road. We decided to check out a ...
From our hotel we took a cab to the Church Of The Immaculate Conception at Pingan Alley and went for the 10 a.m. Mass. The congregation consisted mainly of women, especially old ladies. Their devotion was inspiring.
After Mass we started to explore Chengdu, a city of 14 million people. We walked over to the Wide and Narrow Alley constructed to look ...
... idea (even with the extra costs) and so was now keen to go. Even it was just a shorter trip than the one to EBC. Would have given myself one more day to find some people to share costs with but was also considering doing a shorter 6 day trip (no EBC) which was only $100 dearer than the 8 day EBC trip with 3 people. Seems the 4WD out to EBC is expensive.
Anyways in the end asked one more time at the desk about other people and it appeared that a couple had ...
... you think that there is a tourist menu and a different menu for locals. A little bit annoyed by this, we don’t trust any of them and head back to the hostel for a generic beef and rice dish, which was quite nice. With not much else to do, and in the back of minds thinking tomorrow is going to be a big day, we go for a short walk to see the local way of life at the base of the mountain and stopping for mountain supplies on route, head back to the hostel for ...