Im now in Chengdu! which i think is my favourite place so far! i love it! its so pretty and lovely which you would be able to see if i could be bothered to wait for the photos to load but this computer is being really slow even navigating through facebook so uploading 550 photos (yes 550 in 11 days i got a bit trigger happy with the old camera lol) would take far to long but i promise i will just be patient lol.
Anyhoo, Xi an was god but pissed it down the whole time bad times! but we did see the terracotta warriors and the han tombs good times) they were really amazing but the cunning w***s make the lighting really poop in there so you cant get a good photo (to sell i suppose) so i apologise now for the crappy photos lol. we ate some japanese food too which was different to chinese and was cooked right in front of us on a massive grill thing i the middle of the table, me and amy shared some tofu thing but when we ordered it we didnt realise it came with squid but it was cool and it was shredded into tiny bits which actually moved and shrivelled like burnt plastic so it looked like we were eating movin food which was wierd lol.
here in chengdu we are close to tibet so we are in the equivalent of our "china town" but its in china and its like "tibet town" if you catch my drift! its really beautiful and the food is LOVELY they have a "tourist street" which sounds tacky but is really pretty and there is loads of parks and botanical-garden like places which pretty temples and turtles! (josh are you jealous!) also because its not so hot here as in beijing and shanghai ive definitely got my appetite back am back to eating like a horse and finishing anything anyone doesnt want lollllll
OMG i cant believe ive been writing this long ang havent told you about today! we went to the panda reserve which was amazing and you get so close to the pandas which act as if they have been trained to act cute and dopey! ooh adam i saw red pandas they were cute too! that was cool but then on the way out we saw crowds and realised that Jackie Chan ..... yes Jackie Chan people was just over the grass!!!!!!! i have a really crap picture in which his head is actually covered by bamboo but Fon has a better picture lolll it was hilarious too because we were all behind a small fency thing and then one crazy little old chinese lady made abreak for it and gave a security woman a good elbow in the ribs to get past!!! this then resulted in the whole crowd running over the grass like a mad bunch of looneys in a riot. i think they took jackie back inside then but it was well cool!!!
ive run out of clean clothes as well because every time people take their washing i forget lol so ive done a bit of DIY washing in the hotel and now our room is laden with damp t-shirts and vest tops lolllll which is nothing really compared to amys stuff, i swear the girl is talented, she can walk into a hotel room and her backpack sort of explodes everywhere within about 3 minutes, its quite hilarious watching her try to pick it back up again! also if you thought my backpack was big then mine isnt s*** on anyone elses! everyone elses are double the size of mine and amys "hand luggage" pack is almost as big as my back pack lollll and shes only going travelling for a month!
i think everyones here now for dinner so must go eat :-D im starting my malaria pills tonight woop woop not!
lots of love peoples!!!
PS am being hurried and cant reply to messages today but will soon love you!!!