City Inn (Chengdu Kuanzhai Alley)
Travel Blogs from Chengdu
... the outer layer of the bamboo to reveal the succulent shoot inside. They plop back on their bottom and lean back in a totally relaxed repose to munch and crunch their way through kilos of food in a day. One of the young pandas had obviously had his fill of bamboo and was stretched out face down with his tummy on the cold damp concrete - for a moment I actually thought he was a floor rug. He was snoozing soundly until one of his fellow feeders ...
... like a bird!
That evening we did find the Muslim restaurant which was worthwhile hunting down. We were served up a delicious and huge 'dapanji’ (chicken with peppers and potatoes in spicy sauce) with enough food to serve 4 on one plate! Yet again we entertained locals with our chopstick skills as we struggled to find any ‘meat’ on the meat!
Tomorrow we take a flight to Lijiang, to Tiger Leaping ...
... woke up and was in a panic. I guess my mom and Dennis selling the house and moving has been bothering more than I thought. They say your repressed thoughts and emotions come out when you are sleeping, and I was really overwhelmed with moving items out of the house--even though it was just a dream. I also woke up and was immediately irritated that Dennis didn't think I was any help. Hahahahhaha. Funny how dreams can feel so real. I feel much better now but am ...
... left in the world.
When Milly finally got us to move we saw another adult Panda really getting into the bamboo!!
After a quick stop at the tourist shop we saw 6 pre- adult pandas hanging out sleeping up in the trees!
We then some Red Pandas (only 5000 left, with a life span of around 8 years).
They are a lot more active then the Panda but still pretty cute!
It was then back to the bumpy bus to the next ...
... having already developed their typical black markings -- but were still quite small. The two oldest pandas were noticeably larger and more developed than the younger ones, though.
A steady stream of tourists walked by ...
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