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Travel Log: Inside the Bifengxia Panda Base

In many ways, walking through the gate at BFX was a bit like “coming home” after years of reading and writing about it, seeing photographs, live cams, and hearing first hand accounts from others who had made the trip.  The reality of the Panda Base, however, was far grander and more awe inspiring than all

Travel Log: Mount Emei Xianzhi Zhujian Ecological Park

The Mount Emei Xianzhi Zhujian Ecological Park is a 300-plus-acre tourist park located in the eastern outskirts of the city of Emei, about 5 miles from the city center.  The park is primarily a showcase for local tea with a breathtaking teahouse and a local production facility onsite, but tucked away within the park there is also