Home Inn (Chengdu Xinnanmen)
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... After the cage was cleaned and signed off by the keepers we helped prepare the food.
Pandas eat and sleep for the majority of the day and can eat up to 10-20kg of bamboo in a single day. They require vast quantities of food for energy given their fast digestive systems and the fact they only absorb 10-20% of the food eaten for nutrition. The food prepared for the pandas was carrots and panda cakes (a mixture of egg, wheat, water, protein and flour). Each panda ...
... tour was panning out much like the other tour as we began the long 10 hour journey back to Chengdu with a series of shopping stops. The tour guide then addressed the group and a bit of commotion had started. We had no idea what was happening until one of our new friends kindly explained that there was flooding in much of the Sichuan province and many landslides had occurred. The bridge back to Chengdu had collapsed and we were stranded in ...
... ridiculous amount of official or bureaucratic posts in this country must mean that responsibilities can be limited, but I've seen a policeman asleep in the Beijing Legation quarter with his shirt unbuttoned, whilst sitting at his post, a small booth on a quiet street. Train guards sleeping on chairs at the station too.... Similarly, in the Sichuan Museum, all the museum guards were snoring away. They are all here to watch us, but it seems that no-one is really interested in watching them!
The 12th was our last day in Chengdu and we hadn't planned to still be there. Since we didn't attempt to book a bus ticket until the night before, we couldn't get out on the 12th and had to stay in the city an extra day. We'd exhuasted everything we wanted to do in and around Chengdu, so we used the Lonely Planet to pick the park that looked most interesting and took a taxi there.
Unfortunately, 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. ...