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Lazy Changdu

Yesterday I left relatively early to do some other sightseeing in Changdu, using a map from the hostel. One of the first places listed was a giant panda, whose butt is shown staring down into the street, and whose face is shown climbing into a tall building. So being that this was close to the hostel, I walked a few blocks away and saw the panda and posed with the panda.

Next, I walked about 15 blocks over to the Wenshu Buddhist monastery, another place on the map. I had a big buffet lunch at the vegetarian restaurant on campus. although the monastery was beautiful, i have seen a lot of them over the next few weeks. But it was beautiful, although i am still confused by which Buddhas are displayed. I planned on staying for an hour and then taking the metro back to the hostel, and resting the rest of the day, but I stayed for a few hours. It was very relaxing sitting there and watching the world go by. I went to the nunnery next door, and saw the nuns run to service when the bell started the ringing. The nuns look very much like the monks-their heads are shaved, and they wear what looks like something very similar.

I went back to the hostel-I wanted an ice cream, I saw a man and women fight outside Mcdonalds-an old man and a younger women. They we're literally fighting. Perhaps the woman was a prostitute-she had a short skirt on and a leopard top on. Had to do something with her motorcycle I think. buddha4.jpg

and made it back around 5:00 pm. It appears the VPN I purchased stopped working, but the hostel has it's own VPN so that it what I am using. Later on we had a hotpot at the hostel, where we dropped mushrooms, potatoes, lettuce, and other types of vegetables down to eat. it was very good.

Posted by DavidPearlman 15:10 Archived in China

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