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... that sold Yunan coffee so we went and found it. We ordered a pot of coffee, cheesecake for Leonie and a fruit salad for me. When the coffee came out it was this amazing contraption that I had never seen before. We poured our own coffee into espresso cups by turning on a little tap. The coffee was fabulous. Best so far and the cake and fruit salad were also pretty good. While we were sitting and old Chinese couple came and sat at a table near us. ...
... took a series of buses down the mountain and over to the city of Leishan. Leishan is known for its gigantic Buddha carved into a mountain overlooking the river. We saw the Buddha, walked around, and caught a bus back to Chengdu for the night.
Our final day we spent touring the city of Chengdu. We woke up early and drove out to the panda reserve and research center. We spent all morning walking around looking ...
... paying that much just to hold one!
I spent the rest of the day exploring Chengdu city itself, including the Sichuan Science and Technology museum. That was the worst CNY30 (A$4.60) ever spent - the museum was mind numbingly boring and most of the interactive exhibits did not even work. Some of the PCs that were running the exhibits were not booting up and since the place was fairly deserted, I spent some time on each one getting them to ...
... out from its cliff niche over a fast flowing river. Nevertheless, Chinese tourists in droves flock to the place in the inevitable tour groups with their coloured caps and amplified guides who don't shut up for a second - silence shattered! There is a precarious staircase down the side of the cliff which you are compelled to descend - along with a snaking line of local tourists. We are amazed to see a feeble old man with two walking sticks make the difficult descent despite the ...
... t end up in Chengdu any later than we thought we'd be.
We exited the train station, found a big map, located the metro, took the metro a few stops and walked to our hostel. The staff were super nice and even gave us a welcome piece of chocolate (Dove), yay! ^_^ You are all instantly my favourite people! Givers of Chocolate, Providers of AC, Guardians of SHOWERS! I maintain, showers are beautiful things. We currently feel like million bucks sitting ...
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