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Back in 2004 or 2005, my husband and I traveled to Chengdu, Sichuan, China for business on his part. I tagged along, OF COURSE. There are a number of wonderful things in Chengdu, outside of the people, who are some of the nicest in the world. There’s the Panda Sanctuary, a testament to China’s love and care for this native mammal of theirs. There’s the Moon Bear Sanctuary run by Jill Robinson of Animals Asia (www.animalsasia.org). There’s great food, fun bars, a fab souvenir street, and a nice downtown.

There’s also a museum of history and heritage. Which is where I went one day while the husband was out making money. I don’t know if I’ve already blogged about this past life but I got the distinct feeling while meandering about the museum (all captions in Chinese so I had to guess at a lot of things) that I was looking at costumes I’d worn, farm implements I’d wielded, and scenery I’d lived in. I later did some past life readings for myself and found that it was true. It was a strange and wonderful feeling to be walking sort of in my own ancient footsteps again!

Some pictures from that visit follow.

This is one of the rescued Moon Bears living at the Sanctuary outside of Chengdu proper.

We didn't know the name of this menu item but it was HOT! Look at all the peppers!

A testament to how good a panda's life can be at the Chengdu Panda Sanctuary.

Buddhist monks walking in Souvenir Street

The pond just a few steps away from the history museum. The day was overcast and about to pour down rain.

Lotus blossom in the pond.

Pond visitor.

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