Trip Start Jun 02, 2013
42Trip End Jul 12, 2013
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We are apparently rock stars. I fear we may cause a bike or car crash soon! Getting out of the cab tonight at the mall, the intersection was full of people waiting to cross, when we stepped out, it felt like we were about to walk the red carpet. It was surreal. After diner we were approached by 2 women (1 who thankfully could speak a little English) about our family. "Adopted" was not a word she knew so we told her the girls were born here and now live in the US. Smiles and nods but even as they walked away, their heads kept looking back.
Now we are happily back in our hotel room. Today we went to the Panda Breeding Center. We got there a little late and missed the panda's breakfast & play time. Since it was HOT, the pandas preferred to be indoors in the AC to sleep (don't we all?) The park was a gorgeous park of bamboo lined paths that seemed to go on forever. Even though we saw giant pandas eating bamboo in their 'houses', we really hoped to see them in their natural environment. We may return in the morning...
We also found out today that the "largest building in the world" opened in Chengdu on Monday!
So, that is now on the top of our list to see because it is big enough to house 20 Sydney Opera Houses!