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... getting their evening exercise, dog waking, doing taichi, or more aerobics. Along the way we talked with our three guides. They were very sweet and said some funny things, one of the girls I was speaking to said she thought New Zealand was paradise because of all the forests and the cute animals. I'm sure they went home and told their friends that we said funny things too. Back at the hostel, we headed to bed, to get some sleep before the big Panda tour day! ...
... much we had to doggy bag the leftovers, which she insisted we take for later. Xiaoyin helped us find a train booking booth (which we would never have found) and unfortunately the bullet trains were fully booked so we had to go with the local slow service to Chengdu. As we had some time we checked out a very steeply tiered faux old 'village' on the side of the wide river, just a ...
... and be on our way. China of course did not agree with this plan. Absolutely crawling with hundreds of tour groups, meaning thousands of tourists, the line just to see the head of the Buddha was almost 2 hours long and wound back and forth along a vast area. It felt as if we were waiting in line for a roller coaster ride in an amusement park. Once we reached the head of the Buddha, we then climbed down a staircase alongside the giant Buddha. ...
... during this time frame. So it was off to the hotel for some rest before starting the China Adventure on Thursday morning. Every body was hungry, so a quick stop by KFC at the airport was in order as it was the only thing open that time of night.
Quickly up the next morning in order to get to the Panda Base and not miss the morning feeding. Otherwise, they would not get to see the big balls of black and white fur. The ...
... it was a bit chilly. After playing with the hot water heater I got the water temp up to luke warm, but I've decided against a shower at the moment, its too cold in here to take a luke warm shower!
I'm feeling a bit unnerved right now…….pretty crazy stuff. We also won't have internet at least until tomorrow. I hope we get it soon because I'm already missing being able to skype. ...