Sofitel Chengdu Taihe
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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... crisps for dinner.
Giant pandas, bad news and farewell:
We left it till last but the main tourist attraction in Chengdu is the Giant Panda Breeding Centre where, if you get there at the right time (early for morning feeding) you can wander round and see lots of giant pandas, both adults and children, enjoying improbably vast quantities of bamboo. Some viewpoints were pretty crowded but at others, you had great unimpeded views of the pandas. Though ...
... a lying Buddha too.
After this was the Monastry. My expectations were low as Frank our guide had completely down played the whole thing telling us not to expect too much as it was very basic. It had wifi so i thought there was no way this was going to be a proper monastry. A lot of things aren't always what you expect in China. What kind of monastry in the mountains has wifi?...... As it happens, a proper one!
It was beautiful, best part of the tour so far. Sure accomodation ...
... to age, and we were able to visit the sub-adults (3-5), adults (over 5), juveniles (1-3), and the nursery where we saw one that is 2 weeks, and one that is 1 1/2 months old. We also watched the Red Pandas who were much more active and easier to see. After spend about 2 1/2 hours at the center we headed back to our bus. The crowds at the entrance had grown so large that our bus could not reach the entrance and we had to walk a long way to reach it. We retuned to Chengdu ...
... an 8 day EBC trip and that it would be possible to join them. Initially considered heading back to my hostel to see if I could find a cheaper trip (ie 4 people) but decided that unless I wanted to stuff around for the next few days I should just take the opportunity I already had
The cost was going to be more than I had originally expected start but like I said I had sort of convinced myself it was a good idea and I wasnt likely to have another chance in the ...
... ist berühmt für ihre feurig-scharfe Küche. Diese trifft man in zwei Varianten an: Hotpot und Streetbarbecue. Ein Glück essen wir sehr gerne scharf! Die Chengduer arbeiten dabei mit 2 Hauptgewürzen: Zuerst einmal ein uns unbekanntes Gewürzkorn, das dem Pfefferkorn ähnlich sieht, von der Wirkung her allerdings schlichtweg den Mundraum betäubt (fast wie beim Zahnarzt!). Das ist auch notwendig, da die Unmengen des zweiten Gewürzes – Chili – auch nur auf diese ...