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... We are meat’ed out and crave veggies
Walking by a peaceful river
In a very upscale section of Chengdu
As we pass several dancing and/or exercising groups
Swaying to the music
Chen spies 4 Chinese characters
Vegetarian, he beams
He checks his phone – yes, we can go there he proclaims
And we do
Ordering a bowl of very fresh tasting mixed ...
... comfort.. We noticed there were holes in the fences deliberately so they could roam around and then read further down that we should keep 3m away as red pandas can be fierce... Very risky! All too soon our panda tour was over, if we could have that time again we would definitely have knocked that bloody video camera into that idiots eye... All in all totally worth it! By the time we were back at the hostel it was before midday so ...
... Infact, they're almost like humans in 'panda costumes' with some of their tendencies!! They have a breeding program there as numbers of pandas in the wild are dwindling and they seem to be lacking in maternal instinct. We watched a short film about pandas and it showed a mummy panda giving birth there at the centre. The pup was tiny and was squeaking and thrashing it's head about, the mother seemed confused and was pawing it like a cat would play with a mouse. After ...
... other. Everyone was screaming, "You are so clever!!!," while clapping their hands and taking pictures. They said this is a very complicated game, and that people seldom win so many times in a row. Needless to say, I am pretty proud of myself, especially since I couldn't always remember the Chinese characters on the tiles. Most of the time, if I couldn't figure out what the Chinese character on a tile symbolized, I would just discard it, knowing all too well that it ...
... and the food still makes our mouths water. Although it was raining we decided to walk home the 4km instead of catching the crowded bus. On the way home we saw the big iconic Mao statue, and then...that was it!
Today we woke up to the rain again, but keen for cheap breakfast we walked around looking for street vendors. Sadly they have all gone, but we eventually found yummy food just near our ...