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... water on the pavement, large groups of people line dancing (in addition to the couples dancing we saw earlier), and frequently seen individuals practicing Tai Chi.
Though we came to Chengdu primarily because of a routing requirement for our round-the-world plane tickets, we were happy to have seen the Pandas and to have had such an enjoyable welcome to China in this fair city.
Excerpt from Catherine's Journal:
Right now, ...
... close you could almost touch them!
In the evening we had ANOTHER Tibetan party night where we watched a show of dancers and singers. At the end Neil got thrust on stage and found himself in a tug of war competition! He ended up winning, and got a prize! Was funny as he had no idea what they were talking about ….could not even answer the question when they said “whats your name” in Chinese ;-)
Day three ...
... ridiculous amount of official or bureaucratic posts in this country must mean that responsibilities can be limited, but I've seen a policeman asleep in the Beijing Legation quarter with his shirt unbuttoned, whilst sitting at his post, a small booth on a quiet street. Train guards sleeping on chairs at the station too.... Similarly, in the Sichuan Museum, all the museum guards were snoring away. They are all here to watch us, but it seems that no-one is really interested in watching them!
Our long train journey ended at around 6pm on Tuesday the 7th.
We took a taxi to our hostel and found that the place was as great as Charles said it would be. It's the biggest hostel I've seen so far and it's very well organized. Because Chengdu is a sort of gateway to Western China, the hostel arranges tours to Tibet and the other ...
... Chinese things to buy J I found some great deals.
Sunday: I woke up and my rash was better! I went to see the pandas at the Chengdu Panda reserve which was super awesome. We also went out to dinner in Chengdu, WSU's treat. It was one of the girls birthday so I got to test my chopstick skills on cake!
Monday: Now I am to today. I got my bike tire fixed and did a lot of emailing and skyping. I am so thankful for ...