Giant Pandas & Rabbit Food
Chengdu Travel Blog› entry 105 of 117 › view all entries
August 2nd, 2007 – by: dan2105
That said, they are pretty cute.
The park itself is pretty big, with a number of enclosures. I turned down the opportunity to have some alone time and photos with a giant panda on the basis that it would sting me about 65 quid for five minutes. Instead, I headed to the poor-man's panda, the red panda, to have a photo with it for just two or three quid. It must have heard me refer to it as a dud, though, opting to have a hissy fit so that the assistant turned down the cheapskates queing for a photos.
Before catching an overnight train to Xi'an, we had time to visit a couple of famous and pleasant areas around Chengdu. The highlight was Wenshu temple, where - and some people may feint at this - I ate at a vegetarian restaurant. I know, I'm shocked, too. I followed the masses, and bought the concept that the food was prepared in such a way that it was meant to replace the meat. So we got what was supposed to be Peking duck but was actually tofu, sweet and sour pork which was actually potato, and some others that I forget that were equally an undeceiving. Like the hotpot, a new experience, but one that might be limited to once and only once. Sorry, animals, but you taste so damn good. It's your own fault.
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