September 21, 2009

Chengdu Panda Research Center

After touring the Terra Cotta Soldiers, we had lunch at a restaurant where we learned to make Jiaozi (traditional Chinese dumplings) before heading for the airport to fly to Chengdu.  Our flight to Chengdu was quite interesting as it was delayed almost two hours and other passengers were getting really angry.  Every time one of the flight crew would come off the plane to the check in counter, they would be verbally attacked by a crowd of angry travellers.  We finally boarded but the plane sat on the runway for about 30 minutes.  One man two rows ahead of us was shouting at the poor flight attendents, who would just nod and smile a lot.  If this had been an American airline I think the man would have been thrown off the plane. 

Chengdu is our last stop before going back to Beijing. We are only here for a day to see the Panda Research Center, which was Christian's request.  He was the only one that had the chance to hold a Panda while we were there. 
So cute!

One year old male panda born during Olympics last year

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