Motel 168 Chengdu Shuinianhe
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... is swift and historically it was dangerous. All the redundant stone produced by carving the Buddha was thrown into the river and actually helped to calm it down. On the way back the boat 'hovered' in front of the statue and it looked very serene and more impressive from there. Returning to shore, we were taken to a restaurant and tried some of the local Szechuan spicy cuisine which we managed and even ...
... a lot of Chinese tourists but we have yet to see any foreigners. It is on the river so we had eel for dinner last night. It had more hot peppers than we use in a year. Decided to try the pigs foot for starters and it was surprisingly good - maybe we'll try pigs penis or snout next time!
I got up for the 7am Tai Chi practice at the park but I must have got the time wrong because it was like ...
... allowed better viewing of the pandas as they are out early. It took some persuading but Carole agreed to hold a baby panda (for a siginificant donation!) after which she felt it was one of the bst things she's ever done - she diid'nt express any comparisons with John or Becky!
Usual visits to silk brocaide factory and old town followed.
Flight to Guilin next and hopefully another highlight.
... panda awaking (we were the only people there), followed by some stretching, a few glances at us (likely thanking us for the early wake up call), after which he climbed a bamboo platform, sat down, and scratched his stomach as he yawned. Classic!
Highlights of the park included feeding time (lonely planet was not lying!), and we had 4-5 panda’s about 15-20 feet in front of us chomping down. The panda’s were indeed ...
... out of the sun. The both eventually came back out later, and I caught one bathing itself. Next, there was the giraffe house, my favorite part, as giraffes are my favorite zoo animals! Here, a group of students asked to take pictures with me, and I chatted with them for a while, explaining my purpose here. One of the students was Japanese, while the other two were Chinese. Interestingly enough, one of the Chinese students was of the Miao minority, one of ...