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Essential Guide to Do the Panda Volunteer Job in Chengdu

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How about instead of watching giant pandas in a case or yard far away, holding them in your arms? Not everyone can reject taking a Panda tour.

There are several panda bases in Sichuan Province where there are most amount of pandas living in allowing tourists to do the panda volunteer job so that you can not only see the panda in a close distance but also get to know more about the life of panda.

Dujiangyan Panda Valley: The Nearest one with Voluntary Chance

Dujiangyan Panda Valley is the nearest one to Chengdu city (50km) located at Qingchengshan Town of Dujiangyan which offers voluntary job to tourists.

It is supported by the government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Covering 760 mu, the valley is consisted of Panda Health Center, Panda Recovery Region, Panda training and breeding Region, Public Reception and Education Region and Natural Vegetation Region where there could accommodate 170 pandas living. Tourists can book and sign for the volunteer job to cleaning panda house, feeding pandas, watching panda documentaries and making steamed corn bread for pandas.

The volunteer program is about 700 RMB per day. It doesn’t accept individual volunteer. You should book a program at local travel agency.

Wolong Panda Base

Wolong Panda Base has more than one hundred pandas once inhabited there and re-opened after the Wenchuan Earthquake. Situated in the southwestern Wenchuan County, 130km away from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, although Wolong National Nature Reserve is one of the World Natural Heritages in China, the tourists coming here are less than in other panda bases due to the hard transportation.

Besides the volunteer job, tourists can also hug the pandas and track the life path of wild panda in the forests.

After the Wenchuan Earthquake, Wolong National Natural Reserve had been reconstructed into a better ideal place for living and reproduction of giant pandas for its warm and humid climate which breeds good bamboo which is panda’s favorite food.

Being different from other regular zoos, Wolong National Nature Reserve provides wild natural environment for pandas so that they would never be kept in cages. While touring in the reserve, you may come across cute pandas accidently.

There are 2 kinds of volunteer tour according to different ages and different size scalp of groups offered by Wolong Panda Base that 2-day trip and 3-trip. The volunteer job is about visiting the panda compound, cleaning the leftovers, making steamed corn bread, watching documentaries and holding pandas. 3-day trip has one more activity that trekking with the research guide in the pristine forest to explore and track the wildlife.

Ticket Price: The Entrance fee for the reserve is 15 RMB and 20 RMB for separately tour in Panda Museum. The price of volunteer job is about 120 USD per person per day.

Chengdu Panda Base The Nearest to Downtown

Chengdu Panda Base is the nearest one to Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province. Owing to the convenient transportation, it is suitable for tourists who have limited time and tight schedule with a sincere heart and love for panda. It is only 10km from the city center of Chengdu, where you can take the public bus or the railway system to. There is a Giant Panda Road connecting the center and the base. Giant Panda Valley was officially opened to the public in 2015, with a Giant Panda Museum, a Giant Panda Scientific Mystery Museum, a Giant Panda Hospital and a Giant Panda Kitchen.

Opening Hours: 8:00-18:00, all the year

Ticket Price: 58 RMB per one.

Taking the taxi to Chengdu Chengdu Panda Base costs you 30 RMB and within 1 hour depends on the road condition.

Bifengxia Panda Base – The Best Natural View

Bifengxia Panda Base is a part of the Bifengxia Mountain Parkland, a national AAAA parkland with natural mountainous view and wild animals which is 150km away from Chengdu in Ya’an city. Tourists can also sign for a volunteer program.

It is consisted of Giant Panda Breeding Region, Giant Panda kindergarten, Giant Panda Hospital and Giant Panda Research Center.

Opening Hours: 09:00-11:00, 14:00-17:00

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5 Ways To Improve Your Sight

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Our eyesight is perhaps one of our most useful and most essential senses (this, of course, may be moot). For many, the idea of losing their vision can be a scary thing. Loss of vision begins for many in their late 40s when it starts to become prominent. However, there are many ways in which you can improve your sight and keep from losing it in the extended scheme of things.

So here in this list, we have taken the liberty to compile a list of 5 ways in which you can improve your sight.

5 Ways To Improve Your Sight

# 1 – Prescription Glasses

In today’s internet driven world it is now easier than ever to get whatever you want online. You can buy glasses online or prescription sunglasses very easy and have it delivered to your home. No fuss and no hassle.

# 2 – Eat Carrots

Carrots are especially beneficial for our eye health, and it would prove invaluable for you to eat or drink as much carrot juice as you can. It may initially have a bitter taste but the more you drink it you will get used to it.

# 3-  Bilberry Supplements

Bilberry is a supplement that is not that common with those who aren’t into the health niche, but bilberry is an excellent supplement for those who are looking to improve their eyesight.

# 4 – Watch Things From Far Away

This may seem like a strange method, but when you look at items off at a distance, you are strengthening your eyes. Your eyes are muscles, and they need exercise just as much as your body does.

So when you are looking at items or object off at a distance you are doing your eyes a significant workout that they desperately need.

# 5 Finger Eye Push Ups

To continue on with our last entry – a great way to get your eyes to see better and to improve them is by doing finger eye push-ups. Now, this doesn’t mean placing your finger in your eye but your eye’s vision.

By placing your finger in front of your eye and then away and back again you will strengthen the eye. This is because the eye is working to see an object in two different ranges.

Strength Your Eyes

Improving your eyes without surgery and an operation is possible. And if you consider these methods, you will “see” where we are coming from.

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Video Slot Games Are All The Rage

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Online casino games have seen a meteoric rise in popularity over the years. Let’s be honest -gambling is the average man’s pastime event. Very easy, simple and if you’re lucky you can win out big on a few small dollars or coins.

For this reason slot games have become some of the most highly played and enduring online casino games for newbies as well as veterans.

So it is no wonder that video slot games like Bullion Bars slot online are some of the most popular online casino games. Not only do they provide a great deal of entrainment but the payouts are quite high for those who manage to get the jackpot prize money.

However what remains a hallmark feature of online casino games and slot games comes in the form of how easy they are to win.

That’s right!

Playing online casino games are much easier to win then had you visited a real-life casino. This is not to undermine real-life casinos – as they do offer their fun and entertainment.

But online casino games are geared to the player. The online casino must payout players, all players, for a majority of the time, and when we say a majority of the time we mean almost all of the time.

Many online slot casino games and other casino games require that the online casino have a payout rate as low as 95%.

As low as 95%!!!!

So the chances of winning are highly in favor of the players. Failure to pay out players and having the casino simply take in more income then should be taking in will have the online casino shut down.

For those interested in playing online video slot games then now is the best time to play in this very lucrative and highly entertaining entertainment medium.

Online slot games come in a variety of themes and can offer any player, old or new, an experience that will keep them coming back time and time again.

The experience that online slot games offer players are top-notch, and the notion that many layers can play these games anywhere, at home on their desktop or the bus on their mobile home is what makes these games so alluring.

With very little to pay to play these games and a massive amount that can be paid out on a small amount as well as for being entertained the online casino slot gems don’t look like they will slow down anytime soon.

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Three Reasons Pregnant Women Should Test Their Tap Water

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Drinking plenty of fresh, clean water is an important part of a healthy lifestyle.  It’s even more important to make sure your water is free of contaminants when you are pregnant.  Drinking enough water during pregnancy maintains amniotic fluid levels and helps carry nutrients to the baby.  However, if you are drinking contaminated water, the more you drink, the more the fetus is exposed to the harmful effects of those contaminants.

Water quality has been headline news lately after it was discovered that the public drinking water contained lead in Flint, Michigan.  If you’re pregnant or know someone who is, you may be wondering if it is safe to drink tap water while pregnant.  Here are three contaminants you should test for if you’re pregnant and drinking tap water.

  1. Lead

Lead poisoning is a serious concern during pregnancy.  Lead can be found in old water taps and outdated plumbing.  As water travels through and sits in these pipes, it can absorb lead.  If a pregnant woman drinks this water, her body then absorbs the lead which can be passed to the fetus.

While lead may not cause serious harm to a pregnant woman, the fetus can suffer lasting damage from even low levels of lead exposure. As the fetus grows, lead causes blood cells to become deformed, preventing them from functioning properly. Lead also damages the peripheral and central nervous systems causing learning disabilities as the child develops. Children affected by lead also tend to be shorter than other children and may have trouble with their hearing.

  1. Bacteria

Water naturally contains bacteria, but in excess amounts it can be harmful, especially to pregnant women.  E. coli is a type of bacteria that is occasionally found in the water.  This is the same bacteria that is known to cause food poisoning, and it has the same effects when it is in your water. It can cause stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever, all of which can put a developing fetus at risk.  Bacterial contamination can also be an indication of other contaminants such as protozoa and viruses which are linked to dysentery and hepatitis.

  1. Pesticides, Heavy Metals, and Chemicals

Lead poisoning and bacterial contamination are the most dangerous water contaminants for a pregnant woman and her baby, but there are other pollutants that are also concerning.  Both municipal water and well water can test positive for pesticides, heavy metals, and other chemicals.  While in low amounts, they may not be especially harmful to the pregnant mother, any exposure can pose a risk to the developing fetus.

Make Sure Your Tap Water is Safe

If you’re pregnant, the best way to make sure your drinking water is safe, is to test it.  Whether you are drinking tap water, city water, well water, bottled water, or even filtered water, all are at risk for common contaminants that can harm a fetus.  You can send water samples to a lab for complete analysis, but this can be costly, and it often takes weeks to get results. A faster and easier solution is a home testing kit.  Most kits will give you results in a matter of minutes.   If you’re pregnant, don’t take chances with the water you’re drinking, test your water today.

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