The Pleasure Hotel
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... barriers as well as a rather cold reception from the people. We would always be stared at and people got rather aggressive if you didn't use their services. It was also very dirty, I guess we were expecting a country more like Japan but it couldn't be more different from the calm and clean experience we had there. This said it was one of the best countries we visited based on the sights we saw. Nothing disappointed and in fact all the attractions surpassed our expectations and ...
... calm and mainly smiling. They were definitely happy and relaxed. It even made me want to crack out in to a bit of Yoga there and then. The culture over here also tend to focus on their flexibility rather than their strength like we tend to do at home. Eye opening for sure.
In the afternoon we did a bike ride around the city walls and then got ourselves organised for our next departure.
Tuesday- Arrived in Chengdu. Garden opera.
Arrived late evening. We went for a ...
... at 4:30pm so went to see the Pandas in the morning!! :D I was so pleased i now had time to do see them. Saw adult Giant Pandas, Panda cubs and Panda babies playing with there mum. Really cute! Also saw the Red Panda, a small Panda and these were really tame you could walk into their enclosure and walk along the path with them.
Chengdu was just a big city and i enjoyed the down time and seeing the Pandas before i flew to Beijing.
I was greeted at the airport with a bouquet of flowers. Then Sonny, the guy who picked me up and also the 8th grade Department Head, said "You are the most beautiful girl I have ever seen...with the most luggage I have ever seen." Hehehehe. Everyone has been giving me such a hard time about my luggage. So, it was a pretty good start. Sonny then takes me to my cold, dirty apartment and leaves. It is 11:30 pm. Five minutes after he leaves, my power goes ...
Well, this is it. My first sojourn in another city in China. And I'm going to see some pandas!
I was too excited to sleep on Saturday morning, even though lie-ins are a rarity these days. I was about to depart for Chengdu, Sichaun Province with Lucy! We had booked the flights during the week, remembering vows we had taken on arriving in China, to actually see China.
Miniature suitcase packed (with hot water bottle and extra socks) ...