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Today was at long last one of the highlights of the trip. We visited the Chengdu Panda Sanctuary. This is a breeding and panda study area as in the 1970's China realized that their national treasure was dying off due to interbreeding and loss of habitat. We were very lucky in that a baby had been born in July rather than the normal August to September. We would be able to see the baby in the incubator section.
We took the trolley (10 yuan and we'll worth it) up ...
... their offspring and find a suitable match that will tick all the desirable boxes.
The Chinese dream
But it’s not as though the Chinese youth are all helpless and need their parents to plan out their lives. One evening in Chengdu, we go out with Bin and the belgo-portuguese couple to a trendy bar near Sichuan University. It takes Gilles and I an hour to find the place, even after having recruited a student who happened to speak a ...
... here most of the kids are just as competent as you or I, they only have a physical disability where their muscles won't let them walk or something similar. They can say no and understand what is going on.
However, I think the statement still stands, I am alright here. I am learning to block out the screams and I can't understand the words they say when they are begging the doctors to stop, so guess that helps.
... and those sweet little *******s did not let me down.
Before we got to the panda place though, we had a night to explore the city. Chengdu as part of Sichuan province is famous for its spicy foods so we decided to go to a traditional hotpot restaurant. This turned out to be ...
... metro back to our hostel.
Walking along Renmin Rd., past the "Yorkville" of Chengdu (loads of *hyper* expensive stores ie: Tiffany & Co., Prada, Burberry), we eventually came across Tianfu Square which is presided over by a big statue of Mao with flowerbeds and fountains underneath. We took a few pictures and continued along the main road. Andrew browsed in a knife store, selling mostly cleavers. He really wanted to buy a few and ...