[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text letter_spacing=””]Today we went to the Panda sanctuary in Chengdu. I was incredibly excited to see the Pandas, having never seen one before. We were amazed by the creatures and spent a long time walking around the park. The park was also a chance for us to experience the culture and these particular people of China.
Afterward, some of our group walked the Tibetan area of Chengdu, where we were able to experience and see some of Tibetan culture such as Mala beads and various statues and designs. It was a fun experience getting to see some of the culture as an introduction to our Tibetan journey.
At the end of the night we had a hot pot welcome dinner with our TVP guides, Namiha and Tempa, who have been so kind and helpful to our group. The dinner was a time we all got to relax and enjoy each other’s company and the food. At our end-of-the-day meeting, we discussed our highs and lows; our highs being seeing and taking photos of the animals as well as talking with and learning more about our group and guides. The lows were unanimously how tired we felt and excited we were to sleep. The day was filled with cultural immersion and learning but by the end of the day we were incredibly drained and ready to sleep.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]