Fellow diplomats have taken this Notes from the Field series to Shanghai (here and here) and to Hong Kong (here and here), but today we are headed to Western China. Not on everyone’s immediate China tourist route, Chengdu is home to pandas and hotpots and Michelle from In Search of the End of the Sidewalk shares her Sichuan adventures! Be sure to check out both her blog and facebook page for more (and for lots more panda!) – thank you, Michelle!
Hiking Emei Shan to see the sunrise over the valley
Volunteering to be a panda-keeper for a day
Going out to dinner with Chinese friends and letting them order all the food for hotpot!