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A Soft day in China

Yesterday, I stayed sort of loIMG_0302.jpgIMG_0305.jpgIMG_0314.jpgcal. I was tired-but got up early and had a beverage that is available all over China to wake me up-yes, Starbucks. I don't go to Starbucks regularly back home-as their coffee is too expensive to make a habit out of it, but once in a while Starbucks is delicious. And they are all over China.

After Starbucks, i started the day by going to the Chengdu Museum. While there was a long line to get in, the museum itself was pretty interesting and it was free. There we're all sorts of artifacts from the different dynasties, and more importantly, I learned that the Qing Dynasty ended in 1911, and that was the final Dynasty, when China became the Republic of China. I saw a lot of pottery and sculptures. I am not sure why it was interesting-but somehow I thought it was. I am sort of OCD when it comes to facts-and I wanted to get the history straightened out. I also learned that Chengdu, and the Sichuan province which it is located, started a rebellion against the nation, as the local railroad was owned by the people, and the government sold it to foreign lenders, which led to rebellion.

After a few hours at the museum, I took a long walk to some camera shops (I found them because of the map given to me from the hostel), and bought a new filter for my camera.

Then I took another long walk in a different direction, and went to a large Bamboo park, with beautiful buildings and structures. There was bamboo growing all around, bamboo chairs, and people playing. It was actually two adjoining parks, and I spent a bunch of time relaxing. I then went back to the hostel.

Posted by DavidPearlman 16:13 Archived in China

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