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... seemingly without touching anything. Sounds strange, particularly as many of them looked like Mexican wrestling masks, but it was very impressive live. Afterwards we tried out a Sichuan traditional dish: hotpot. A huge pot of broth & oil with huge amounts of chilli which is used to cook meat & veggies via submersion in the liquid. Very tasty, although a tad ...
... warriors so we figured we go ahead and get it out of the way. We
hired a private driver to take us out to the site and wait for us. I know what
you are thinking. Bad backpackers. Well, to be honest, we could go by public
transport, but it required changing buses three times and it would have taken
three times as long. No thank you.
The warriors themselves were incredible. The sheer scale of
it all is overwhelming. In pit one, there is ...
... us. We gave up and walked the 20 some blocks back to our hostel. The rest of the night was extra special as the sweetest words for backpackers was uttered... laundry facilities! We did some laundry (mmm fresh washed and hung laundry), got pizza hut and watched a movie. Sometimes normalcy is nice and a white night was needed. However, I think we caused quite a stir at pizza hut by tryig to do takeout as this seemed pizza hut here is a swanky eat-in dining experience, leave it to ...
Ahhhh, the weekend!! The team was ready for a break, although it still ended up being a very busy day. Got an early 8 AM start to leave for the Giant Panda reserve in north Chengdu. A fantastic outing - had good sunny weather, not too crowded. The grounds are beautifully laid out and landscaped, bamboo covers the walkways so they are shaded and cool, and there are plenty of places to explore. It was early enough that many of the pandas we saw were ...
... the doors and said what price?!! One friend yelled at 1 yuan! Then he sad okay!! 1 yuan!!! (1 yuan is about 15 cents) Taylor still refused, concerned it was a bad luck charm, laughing and wondering what the heck it was. As the bus pulled away some noticed the same cylindrical cat shapes were the shingles on the fence and buildings! He had ripped off a shingle and tried to sell it to her!! Haha!! I love China.
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