After going around the yellow crane tower, there was a sign that kept getting my attention. The garden of black bamboo. Never heard nor seen bamboo being the color black. So I wanted to see it in person. Also, I knew panda bears ate bamboo. I was hoping to see a few of them around. Honestly, I thought they were just running around normally in China. Sadly, I was wrong.
When you are at the entrance of the garden, you see a huge sign. Had no idea what it meant. However, I’m sure you all knew what I was wishing it said. “Don’t feed the pandas!” Or “Warning!! Panda bears nearby!” Of course, it probably means something about the black bamboo. Being ignorant to the whole situation, I was enjoying the sign with excitement. Like a kid thinking it was going to the ice cream shop. Sadly, the parents didn’t mention they would stop by the hospital first to get the flu shot.
The moment I stepped inside, I felt a strong sense of calmness. Like this area has some special energy to it. It almost like, I was walking like into a cave away from all the hustle and bustle of Wuhan. I almost forgot that I was in the middle of a major Chinese city. The sound of the leaves being blown by the wind. Insects making noises to let you know there are there. It was a nice breath of fresh air from being in a major city.
All that was missing to make this moment priceless was traditional Chinese music playing in the background. Well that and of course, a Kungfu Panda voiced by Black Jack. Disappointment hit me when I realized pandas were not here. As childish as this sounds, I was hoping to pet one of those black and white bears. This why you shouldn’t have expectations when traveling. Don’t come into a place and expect the location to look or be a certain way. It might ruin the trip for you. Luckily, pandas weren’t going to stop me from have a good time! However, I really wanted to pet a panda.
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