Posts Tagged "Chengdu"

My Experiences in China

Giant panda from the Chengdu Research Base To sum up my experiences in China–unforgettable. This internship experience has taught me so much about the world and about myself. I have always wanted to learn more about the human-animal-environment connection and this program has definitely expanded my knowledge in this area. Not ...

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My Experiences in China

Giant panda from the Chengdu Research Base To sum up my experiences in China–unforgettable. This internship experience has taught me so much about the world and about myself. I have always wanted to learn more about the human-animal-environment connection and this program has definitely expanded my knowledge in this area. Not ...

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Moon Bear

A moon bear scratching his back on a tree   On July 4th we went to Animals Asia’s China Bear Rescue Center in Chengdu. This sanctuary was the first in the world. It was created as a rescue for bears involved in the bear bile farming industry. The majority of bears are ...

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Surreal Feelings of the Pet Market

Life has been crazy busy this last week! We went to an organic farm, which was incredible. I will talk about that in the next post, for now I am going to talk about the trip to the pet market. Do you like how I give a small taste of ...

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Art Market and Cultural Day

Man who gave us free bracelets Last Friday we had some free time after work to go to the art market. Sarah came with us and was able to help us bargain with the vendors. We do not really know our numbers yet so it is hard for us to bargain. ...

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Cultural Day

The program has been setup so that we (myself, Valerie, and Caroline) get to work with someone from Chengdu who can give us the cultural side of the city. We had our first Cultural Day on June 13th. Alex met us at our hotel at 10 am, by 10:30 we ...

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Art Market

So much has happened in this last week and I have been terribly slow at writing, so I figured I would break up three of the events into different blogs; the art market, the cultural day, and the pet market. The art market reminded me of a swap meet. There were ...

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When in China…

  Man at the art market who gave us free jewelry! The art market of Chengdu is an amazing feast for the eyes. Sarah brought us there so that we could see the handcrafts, jewelry, art, silk, and other Chinese novelties. Before going, she warned us that we would probably see exotic ...

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Xiâu Jian

I received a Chinese name…it is Xiâu Jian, which means Little Jean Now lets talk about the pandas! I’ll start out with a little back ground on myself I love pandas. I received my first panda stuffed animal for Christmas when I was 3. I have always been obsessed with pandas. ...

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Welcome to Chengdu, Land of the Giant Pandas

        The flight to China went smoothly (with the exception of the terminal connection at the horrendous LAX airport) and thankfully all of our luggage awaited us after finally arriving in Chengdu. The wonderful Sarah Bexell was there to great us at the airport along with a ...

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