Monthly Archives: August 2010

China 2010: Yellow Dragon Cave

Checking out some stalagmites and stalactites at Yellow Dragon Cave in Zhangjiajie, located in the Hunan province of China. Man, talk about phallic structures (on the right)… That stalactite on the left below stands 19.2 meters high (I couldn’t even fit it within my camera frame) and was insured for 100 million yuan in 1998, […]

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China 2010: A Temple & Huanglongxi

A few photos taken at a local temple in Chengdu… The last stop in Chengdu was the historic town of Huanglonxi:

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China 2010: Pandas

As a national treasure, the Giant Panda has it pretty good in China, especially at the Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Center. Pandas are definitely one of the laziest animals on earth. On a daily basis pandas can spend as much as 12 to 14 hours eating, with the rest of the time devoted to […]

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China 2010: Chengdu, Emeishan, & Leshan

After nearly a 6 hour delay at the Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport, which I learned is something that’s actually quite common due to the high altitude and erratic changes in weather in that region, we finally made it to lovely Chengdu in the evening. The city is known in China as being a “party city” of […]

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