Sanna and I headed to Songpan, a small town in Sichuan, where we hoped to join a horse-trek. Unfortunately, the recent rainy weather meant that the trails were muddy and unsuitable for horseback riding. Although we were slightly disappointed, we soon realized that there is so much more to explore in this little village.
If there's one thing I learned about my trip to Jiuzhaigou, it is that the locals here are some of the kindest and most generous people that you will meet in China! The scenery and natural formations in Jiuzhai Valley are awe-inspiring, but it's the amazing people I met here that made this trip so special.
Jiuzhaigou (or Jiuzhai Valley, as it is sometimes referred to in English) is Sichuan's star attraction - a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts millions of visitors each year. Tourists gaze in awe at the emerald pools, picturesque waterfalls, and verdant forests.
After our fun adventures in Inner Mongolia, Sanna and I bid farewell to our other friends and headed to the next step on our itinerary: Chengdu. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan, a province is known for its numbingly spicy food and Giant Pandas!
After last night's desert camping adventure, we decided to take it easy for our fourth and final day in Inner Mongolia. We headed to Kangbashi, a district in Ordos, which is known for being a "ghost town".
It's the day I've been waiting for - the day when I would finally get to interact with a camel!!!!!!!!! *excitement*
My Inner Mongolia trip continues: visiting a Mongolian prayer site, sleeping in yurts, and hiking the Qin Great Wall.