Travel Blogs from Chengdu
... here is amazing - it is difficult to figure out when you can cross the 6 lanes of traffic even when it is supposed to be pedistrians' turn. So far I have made each successfully. I worry that I may cause an accident since everyone seems to need to stare at me!
Leshan Giant Buddha
I needed to get my visa extended in Leshan. Why not check out the Giant Buddha while I'm there? Yup, the Buddha was huge!! It was a nice little hike to the Buddha and then down to his feet and then back up again!
A meal with friends ...
... soft and fluffy and soooooo cuddly, he just leaned back and snuggled up on my lap like I was his comfy couch and just munched on his bamboo after taking a look up at me to check me out. I could have held him for ages but once my time was up that was it, he was taken away. They are so good to the pandas here, the areas are large and in good condition and you could tell that the handlers really cared for the panda's, they handled ...
... the boys from our group up. He didn't get nervous until the knife thrower put his mask on! They ended up blindfolding Aaron and just putting the knives in with their hands. Very funny!
We walked through the local markets after this and got back to the hotel at about 11.
Received my first "massage" call tonight...basically just call girls calling the rooms!!! I was almost asleep and not too happy about being woken ...
... in Canada, where I never play one taxi against another. But here, Dan and I fudged for about 10 minutes indicating we wanted to see the actual car first since many of the touts seemed to belong to some sort of private car cooperative and the cars were kept somewhere else. We finally accepted one severely cheerful driver who said over and over again that he, personally, was the driver (even though he was acting like a tout in trying to drag us to ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking