Travel Blogs from Dujiangyan
... up for the next morning in which we'd see pandas and whatever else, in addition to falling in love with the intern behind the counter. None of us pulled moves, however, because we lack guts and more importantly in Chinese culture, money.
Around 8:00am Saturday, the 20th, I woke up to my bed shaking. I didn't move and was frustrated, about to tell Neil I wasn't ready to wake up yet--the day before he said he wanted to wake us up around 7:30am so we didn't watch the pandas ...
... here that I knew were 50m-100m high in miniture. These trees were also placed in miniture landscapes and growing on small rock ledges simulating a landscape where you have trees growing on a mountainside.
From the temple managed to find a bus back to the hostel and called it a day.
Day 3 - River Viewing Pavilion Park, Chinese Opera
Headed back to the hostel to look at booking the trip. The guys had found another person who was interested but in ...
... ran an errand to a government office downtown, we headed toward the airport and our hotel. Some confusion along the way and some misdirection, but eventually we reached our destination. Rooms were scarce because of the training.
That evening we went to a restaurant for dinner to celebrate my time in Nanxi. Tomorrow, after their morning training, we'll have lunch and head to the airport and the next leg of my adventure.
9 days...all will be well...I will be ...
... guide for ¥10 and led us to the old section.
At the old section of the Qiang Residence, the elderly lady led us on a short tour around the place, explaining the concept of Qiang constructions. The watch towers of Qiang Residence used to be the main attractions in this area. Unfortunately, all of them were damaged and some were under restorations. We completed the tour of the area in about an hour, there was nothing much left of the place to see, ...
... but I arrived at the airport with a happy "I have not been ripped off by a cab driver today" glow. I then went and tried to recaffeinate myself at an airport café and promptly lost the money I'd just saved on a substandard cup of coffee. Bugger again.
Once in Chengdu, I was determined to keep the day cab driver free and so took one of Sichuan Airlines' free minivans (called bread cars in Chinese because they look like big loaves of bread) to my guesthouse. I got ...
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