Quinn Panda’s Story

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The Dujiangyan Panda Base is a great place the Panda to live. When we were there we cleaned up the panda pens which involved picking up panda poo and the old bamboo. Jaxon left a broom in the pen and You You ate it. 

We hand fed the panda delicious Panda Cake, carrots, and bamboo shoots. The Panda has 6 fingers and holds the bread and bamboo. The Panda will also eat food one side and then the other.  You can see how pandas eat in the below video.  You can also see it in Kung Fu Panda. We ate at the cafeteria, Dad got sick from food. We also watched a documentary that we saw 3 times already. We made Panda’s Cake too. I made mine in the shape of a Panda Poo.

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Nathan’s Great Wall of China Story

It felt like ages driving to the Great Wall of China and when we got there we still had 1500 stairs to climb to get to the wall. Walking up the stairs was fairly easy because the stairs were not steep. When we got to the top Tony, our tour guide, gave us some information about the wall. 

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He said all the bricks were held together with glistening rice flour.  He also said it is the world’s longest graveyard.   If someone died building the wall they would use them as building materials.  Another interesting fact is if you measure how long the wall was with all the branches and rebuilds it would be as long as the equator.

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While we were climbing on the wall it was mostly down hill. When there was stairs it was easy to walk, but when it was sloped it was harder to walk.


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On the wall they would have hole every 1 meter for soldiers during wars. And how they would signal if enemies were coming is they would make smoke. 1 smoke meant 100 people were coming. 2 smokes meant 500 people were coming. 3 smokes meant 1000 people were coming. 4 smokes meant 5000. 5 smokes meant that there are too many people. 

Tony told us many interesting facts about the Great Wall of China as we walked 6 km along the wall.  We had a great day.



Jaxon’s Panda Story

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Hi my name is You You, it is pronounced Yo Yo. I am a giant panda; I have 39 of my friends here. Here is a story about my life.


Crunch, I was eating the bamboo and I heard a group coming. I was so excited I almost peed myself. I was in my cage so they could clean my habitat.

After they cleaned my habitat I talked to my friend until his cage got clean. We talked again until it was time to eat. The food was good, I had panda bread and Bamboo shoots. I think that the bamboo shoots are the best. After the people cleaned my cage and fed me, they were looking at me and taking photos of me. I felt like they were the paparazzi. They left so I was having a chat. I think they were looking for the red pandas. I got fed again. Then they probably watched the video of my cousin. So I ate and slept for the rest of the day. I hope tomorrow will be as good as today.  

© VanKosh Family 2015