The words "running" and "panda" are not generally seen together in the same blog post, let alone sentence. Nevertheless, the last time I was in Chengdu, one of the adolescent pandas put on quite a performance, as evidenced above. The above 10 seconds are just a snippet of the more than ten minutes of this panda's running in circles. It was fascinating because I have been to the research bases five other times and on every occasion, every panda was laying down and eating or sleeping!
I have traveled all over the world, including adventures in China, Uganda, Taiwan, Thailand, Cambodia, Argentina, Vietnam, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, England, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic, Mongolia, Netherlands, Canada and Mexico! My greatest love is introducing Americans to the sites, traditions and people of China. My hope is to give travelers a new lens through which to see the world.