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Chengdu Giant Pandas

Again Lisas Uncle was super nice and drove us and her cousin to chengdu andone of lisas friends came along with to the Giant Panda Breedng Research Base, it wasawesome. I dont thinki have ever seen real live pandas before so thatwas new. They weresleeping at first but after dinner we got tosee them liven up a bit. THey areonly cute after about half year or year, tehy are kinda scary lookng as babies, gossed me out a bit. There movements are so soft but laxy loike. They dont have that good of balance they would stand up for an apple and would just like slump over afterafew steps. And when they climb a tree they justslide doown it and fall over backwards at the bottom, so cute to watch em hit each othertoo, just pushing one another. It was reallycute. After we left we went with Lisas frined to her place wherewe wereplanning on stayng the nigt, but after about two minutes benig there the personfrom downstairs came and banged on the door. Never thought a lil old lady could make so much hassle. She told them that foreigners are not allowed to stay cuz of such high security and stuff cuz tehgovernemnt buildings are across thestreetor soemthing, So i had to find a hostel, but Lisa and Yolanda her friend helped. Ivan another one of Lisasfriends met us and we wentfor hot pot for supper. That wsquite the experience. Just a huge pot of water and spice and oil in the middle and you order veggies and meat and put into the pot to cook. Then take what you like and dip it in your seperate bowl of oil to get rid of thehotness. Had some food i have neverheard of or tasted and prob wont eat again. But it was really neat. And then we went for ice cream, which wast really ice cream mor elike ice with fruit, its taiwan style. Something different. The custom here is as the chinese host to pay for everything, so Ivan paid for itall i feel so guilty but they wont let you touch anythng. Same as Lisas uncle paid for everything today, its so nice makes me feel so bad cuz i prob wont eversee em agian but they are still so nice.... So now in hostel getting ready for bed and tom fly to kunming for tour. which means the last segment of my trip has arrived. cant beleive it only 11 days till i board the plane to Regina, how estatic am I??? Super duper excited. As much as I am having a ball and experiencing so manynew things I am ready to getback into everyday life and to see all my family and close friends. Talk to you soon, ill let you know how my tour group loooks maybe tomoorrow night...

Posted by fellner 07:30

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