youll have to excuse the repeat of pictures on here, im using stas as it takes so long to upload my own!
Soooo, today we met at 8am on our way to the panda reserve!!! (apparently woolong was actually destroyed in the earthquake and all the pandas have been moved, some to here and other places) We first walked in and saw 4 adult pandas eating bamboo, very cute, but the guide had tols us the babies were round the corner so i had to move on quickly!! There was a woman with a small fluffy baby on her lap she was brushing and like 9 beautiful babies all in a big crib, one was trying to crawl but failing as he was too young! we werent allowed to take pictures so i have none :( but jonny managed to film a little bit, jealous!! We then went to the outside bit where all the 1 1/2 yr old pandas were!!! Most were sleeping so a keeper went in and woke them up and began to feed them! they were SO cute, and so small, i was in heaven ( i filmed them for like 8 minuted though, maybe a bit extreme!!!) They were climbing, falling and play fighting, it was really cool to see. We were about to see the red pandas when the guide asked if we wanted our picture taken with one!!! me, juliette and katie did, i was sooo excited i couldve burst honestly! One by one we walked over the bridge and go to stand next to one, muching on an apple! and stroke it and have our picture tasken, it was good as it was our own camera and she took 7 photos, and we got a little certificate! I got to stroke a panda....ahhhh!!! dream come true!! we saw red pandas after and ten had to watch a starnge film on panda marriages and their artificial insemination!!very strange! as we were leaving 6 bus loads of children had arrived, it sounded worse than seagulls at the beach, scary stuff!! tjey were all saying hello to us all and waving!
Me dave sarah and tone went to pizza hut for lunch then went back and had a nap. We met in the lobby for a hot pot (cooking food in a bowl of hot spicy liquid with chillis and peppercorns and an inner bowl o f hot water with stuff) but this was not my thing so i had a beer for dinner and sat with everybody, the smell made eme feel really ill.after the meal we went to the third level to a bar and all (bar xin who had left) had a couple of drinks and chatted which was really nice. we decided to move on but the bars all, again, seemed to be strip clubs, which is not our thing, we just wanted a quiet bar! so jonny, katie and juliette left and dave and sarah stayed out an we went on a hunt for a good bar.we went to an expensive night club but the waitress got arsey with sarah and it was a bit pricy so we soon left (outside the club were all bentleys and posches!) We went to the next place but a woman in underwear was dancing round a chair (but to alicia keys!!)so we left there too!! not that dave ahd actually noticed her!! We went to a kareoke club and the man welcomed us to chengdu, via microphone to the entire club!! we stayed for 1 drink but AGAIN women started to take their clothes off! im not even joking we didnt think there was actually a 'normal'bar anywhere in china! UNTIL...we left there and found a spanish bar!! great drinks and great company, sarah even tried some dancing!! it was really ggod gun and we left a few hours later , wwehn i had the spiciest meat on a stick in the world!! my mouth went totally numb, not good!!
next day we went to the bar for lunch, i had a panini and tony had a tuna baguette...bliss! we then caught the train to kunming. we were in separate bunks for the first time, although me, tony and juliette were together, but on the middle so i literally sat and read my entire katie fford book on the journey!! after all it was a 20 hour journey!!