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... 3 bikers, who had all been ahead of David, realised he was not behind them and drove back to find him in agony on the side of the road. They the proceeded to flag down a passing car that contained a grandmother and her two 20yr old grandchildren, one of whom, luckily, was fluent in English. These kind people agreed to take the pain ravaged David to a hospital. Once they agreed to taking David, I would have guessed that the conversation would have turned to whether 1 or 2 of them ...
... a touristy street made to look old. It was your normal street with lots of stalls with trinkets, 小吃 (xiao chi) (snacks). But most interesting was the Black Swam pond. There were two large swans, black as could be, just pruning themselves and kicking there big webbed feet around as they swam around showing off.
Afterwards, we decided that since we were in 成都 (Chengdu) we were obligated to go to a tea shop and drink ...
The pandas are really cute. It's hard to believe there are only 2000 left in the wild. We hear that the panda sanctuary hopes to train more pandas to be released into the wild in the future.
Back in the taxi heading towards the airport, much to everyone's amazement John begins to violently throw up. We wonder whether it was the panda cake that our panda host had offered us.. maybe humans are not supposed to eat panda ...
... shuttle service from our hotel here in Chengdu to the airport so that will save a few dollars too. We head out Saturday afternoon and will be coming back Wednesday night. Im heading there 2 other fun and easy-going people so its going to be a blast.
Today was super hot again and it is forecasted to be so all week- good weather for laundry drying, not so great for pounding the pavement in a crowded noisy city. ...
... around. Poor Rein is stuck in Chengdu for another 5 days while
he gets his laptop repaired as he fell asleep while using it and
dropped it off his top bunk, but he's doing the same route as us so
I'm sure we'll bump into him again in Lijiang or Guilin.
Chengdu train station was a lot more sedate than Xian either that or we are getting more acclimatized to the craziness but by 12.45pm we were settled in our bunks for the 19hr journey to Kunming.
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