Snow Mountain Hotel (Chengdu Xibeiqiao)
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... and good fun. She really appreciated that we wanted to know more about the real China, and not just the good manners being shown to us. Chengdu is famous for its wild panda population however being Autumn, they are preparing for Autumn, so not much action - so we decided to give that a miss, so the closest I got was the Panda ...
... sea grass. It was fairly easy to learn, and we both have great prints to frame. We're debating re-modeling the guest bathroom and placing those in there.
After lunch, the marathon 6 hour rehearsal began. Jeremy and I are each playing 2 pieces on our upcoming concert. Jeremy is doing a duet with one of the trumpet player, I am playing a solo, and we are both playing on a woodwind trio with one of the ...
... of the conditions of captive animals, we were relieved to see spacious, landscaped enclosures, with climbing frames that small children could only dream about. We walked along paths lined with towering bamboo making a gentle arc over either side of us and shading us from the growing heat of the sun.
Soon, we arrived at our first populated enclosure, and caught a glimpse of our first Giant Panda. It ambled, sloth-like, towards us, poo-pooing the opportunity to play on its ...
... all but its tail. I can't say that I've done that very often in the states. It should also be noted that if you ever have the chance to try numbing peppers, you should. It leaves a nice tingling sensation on your tongue.
Unfortunately I've had to trek down to an American style coffee shop in order to access the internet via wi-fi. I have a theory about the dorm that I'm staying in... They'll allow you ...
... topped up whenever he passed by! Bless his cotton socks!
The Chinese Opera is where Mary-Kate and I found ourselves that evening, a highly entertaining show was played out on stage incorporating hand puppetry, beguiling face-mask displays, dramas and opera, as well as the ancient art of mandolin playing and a traditional Chinese band!
Jumping on a bus we were off to see the ...