Is the Chengdu Panda Base Ethical?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Asia, China | 32 Comments
Is the Chengdu Panda Base Ethical?

As soon as I arrived in Chengdu, my line of vision was somewhat invaded by… pandas. Bears don’t actually roam the city, but the streets are bursting with shops selling panda souvenirs, there are posters of pandas over buildings and all public transport has pandas painted on it…. Once you enter Chengdu, you’ve basically entered […]

Visiting Jiuzhaigou: A magical valley on the edge of the Himalayas

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Asia, China | 4 Comments
Visiting Jiuzhaigou: A magical valley on the edge of the Himalayas

There were coloured flags everywhere. About six hours after we’d left Chengdu in Central China, the landscape started to look notably more mountainous and rural. It almost seemed Alpine, with long roads winding up mountainsides and deep valleys with water running through. But then we drove past a Buddhist temple, adorned with prayer flags, and […]

My China Wishlist

Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Asia, China | 2 Comments
My China Wishlist

I’m not really sure where this idea came from, but I acted on it very quickly. One moment, I was planning on going to Australia in September. Then I decided I might as well go to China in July as well. Next thing I know my ticket to Beijing was booked. It’s not completely random […]

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