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Made it to the Du

Chengdu, China

An epic journey but we made it and Chengdu seems nice if a little hazy. Its certainly the most humid place I've been so far, though not to warm. The trip itself was a bumpy 7 hours bus from Lijiang to a town called Panzhihua in southern Sichuan. This place was horrid, thick layer of grime on everything from the surrounding factories. We took a bit of a risk too as May 1st is a national holiday and most transport is fully booked around this time. We got away with it, but only just, 4 Czech guys were behind us in the cue at the train station and only 2 of them got a bed for the 14 hours 800 km train ride north!
Slept ok on the train and arrived at 5.30 am getting to the hostel around 7 exactly 24 hours after we'd set off!
Will check out the Panda sanctuary tomorrow i reckon!

permalink written by  Dan on May 1, 2008 from Chengdu, China
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