Travel Blogs from Jinghong, China

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A Journey West--In search of the Dai, Jinghong, Xishuangbanna, China travel blog

A Journey West--In search of the Dai

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... says as we nod assent to the latest offering, a bowl of cabbages. We're inside a family's house, a few miles from Jinghong, the capital of Xishuangbanna, unofficially Chinese Thailand. One of the ethnic groups native to this area are the Dai, which ...

Why schools are bad for your health: part 1, Jinghong, China travel blog

Why schools are bad for your health: part 1

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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One pupil dead, 61 poisoned after eating wild fruit in SW China KUNMING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- A primary school student died and 61 others were poisoned after eating a kind of wild fruit on Monday in southwest China's Yunnan Province. ...

China Finaly, Mengla, China travel blog

China Finaly

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... , and I'm sweating all over. I should have taken the tuk-tuk when I had the chance.  So I finally, finally I enter China at 3:30pm, on Sunday afternoon. Bad timing, by the way, for all the banks are closed and the ATM does not like ...

Botanical illustrator in Yunnan, Jinghong, China travel blog

Botanical illustrator in Yunnan

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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Yunnan has had its fair share of botanists and botanical illustrators in its past. Read the blog of a recent botanical illustrator - on holiday in Yunnan, ever so brieflly http://botanicalart.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/188/ ...

Rare tiger sighted in China - in the wild, Jinghong, China travel blog

Rare tiger sighted in China - in the wild

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... in May 2007 by a researcher with an infrared camera in Xishuangbanna Nature Reserve, a mountainous border area straddling China and Myanmar, said a provincial forestry department official surnamed Huo. At the time, scientists from the State Forestry ...

Mr Rush Rushed, We Didn't.......!, Jinghong, China travel blog

Mr Rush Rushed, We Didn't.......!

A travel blog entry by grahamandrach

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... Carefully slip and fall down, attention safety" our favourite 'Chinglish' expression, from a toilet in Kunming. Abstract:: Arrived Jinghong, sleasy hotel, Sunday hill tribe market, 3 days trekking stayed with 2 lovely minority families in tiny ...

Ecotourism the way to go for China? Yeah Right!, Jinghong, China travel blog

Ecotourism the way to go for China? Yeah Right!

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... 't come back, many of those who go overseas will see the grass is greener, and the air is cleaner - elsewhere. China keen to develop ecotourism despite challenges Tourism in China today is often a messy and unpleasant business. Thousands pack ...

Jumping Jinghong, JInghong, China travel blog

Jumping Jinghong

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... journey, but some magic countryside and heaps going on everywhere. The local Dai people houses were especially beatiful... arrived in Jinghong after 8 hours. Found a decent place to stay and went out for a wander to the southern end of town (actually ...

The Land of Elephants and Tigers, Jinghong, China travel blog

The Land of Elephants and Tigers

A travel blog entry by guavamama

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... firecrackers to be gone so I could explore Jinghong, a city I quickly fell in love with.       Jinghong, and the Xishuangbanna region, felt like a different country from the moment I stepped off the bus from ...

On the road again - North East Asia Review, Middle of Nowhere, China travel blog

On the road again - North East Asia Review

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... there rather than the simple script used in mainland China. China --------- Onto China. I was really looking forward to seeing China before I left home and I wouldn't say I was left disappointed but rather irritated. I loved my time there for the ...

Mouldy Mengla, Mengla, China travel blog

Mouldy Mengla

A travel blog entry by mhaebich

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... about 50 cents for a big bottle and pretty tasty also...the first of many chinese beers we sampled. Hooked up a bus ticket to Jinghong for the next day, had some dinner and headed back to our mouldy room. Only saw two other travellers since leaving LNT; ...

China bans malaria, Jinghong, China travel blog

China bans malaria

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... of Chinese infected with malaria dropped from 24 million in the early 1970s to several hundred thousand in the late1990s. China was basically free of malaria, except southwestern Yunnan Province and southernmost Hainan Province, at that time, according ...

Stuck in China, Mengla, China travel blog

Stuck in China

A travel blog entry by martyt

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... life in a normal town. Such a smiley nation, friendly and cute, their mannerisms childlike. I would really like to go back to China because of how nice the people are. We spent one night with a group of truck drivers (though I think something was lost in ...

China does Thailand, Jinghong, China travel blog

China does Thailand

A travel blog entry by chris-marianne

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... when we replied with a hello or ni hao back. The adults ranged from friendly to suspicious, generally friendlier the further from Jinghong. Often a mother/grandmother with a baby on the back would come out to greet us to show the baby (presumably its ...

Jinghong, Jinghong, China travel blog

Jinghong

A travel blog entry by johnhart

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When you stop in a place that the only reason your there is to get to the next place you don't have much to say about it. We sat in the park and bathed in the new found sun. It was getting warming and we liked ...

China: Part II, Jinghong, China travel blog

China: Part II

A travel blog entry by julie_sam42

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... bridges and tunnels so the road is pretty straight (they love their bridges and tunnels, the world’s longest bridge is in China: 160km!) Jinghong is the biggest city in the South of Yunnan. It’s a mix between China and South-East Asia and is ...

Wild Elephants! ...... or Not., Xishuangbanna, China travel blog

Wild Elephants! ...... or Not.

A travel blog entry by cmcmullen

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... , she even offered to do our laundry for us. Of course we declined and did it ourselves, but dang. I wish tipping were a thing in China!  Jon ordered this crazy green drink called the "Wizard of Oz"... we still have no idea what was in it. I ...

3. na Kitajsko, Jinghong, China travel blog

3. na Kitajsko

A travel blog entry by becy1976

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... lepo.Zvečer sva šla na SKLEDO rezancev, ki so bili zelo okusni, ampak tako pikantni, da sem skoraj bruhala ogenj.Mesto Jinghong je zelo prijetno in lepo urejeno. Sedaj, ko je kitajsko novo leto, pa je sploh vse v lučkah in lampinjonih. ...

This is paradise!, Jinghong, China travel blog

This is paradise!

A travel blog entry by ssfahring

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... .  They were similar to what we had seen in Thailand.  This place is probably the most beautiful place we have seen in China. After getting off the night bus at 6:00 we saw the two other Westerners that were on the bus.  There was Bruno ...

The Great Haul of China, Jinghong, China travel blog

The Great Haul of China

A travel blog entry by escapefromuk

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... of Laos, we reached Mengla bus station at 2pm and followed a few other Dutch tourists to the ticket office to purchase a ticket to Jinghong. Unfortunately there were no ATM's to be found so we had to exchange our Kip with a dodgy Chinese guy for which ...

Jinghong, Menghun, Jinghong, China travel blog

Jinghong, Menghun

A travel blog entry by southernfry

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Lever tres tot pour etre prets a 8h : depart avec une guide pour le marche du dimanche de Menghun, a 1 heure de Jinghong. Le marche est tres dense et actif, on y retrouve des gens de toutes les ethnies du coin, qui descendent de leurs montagnes chaque ...

Night Lights, Jinghong, China travel blog

Night Lights

A travel blog entry by linda1davechina

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What a fantastic evening! We went down to the river, and the street is called the 'Night Street'. Stunning. Looking out over the Lanchang River ( aka the Mekong River ), bars and restaurants all decked out with lights everywhere - Gloria, you'd be beside ...

Manting Park, Jinghong, China travel blog

Manting Park

A travel blog entry by weixiao

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1km down the road from our hotel in Jinghong is Manting Gongyuan. We didn't have high hopes but it turned out that this is a fantastic place to visit. Much quieter than other 'theme parks' in the area, the paths are surrounded by dense tropical plants and ...

Mengla, Mengla, China travel blog

Mengla

A travel blog entry by glenn_christie

Well, as we had assumed, our bus to Mengla was not direct! The bus arrived at Jinghong at about 4am. Most people stayed on the bus, so we thought it would continue on to Mengla and went back to sleep. At about 6am we were woken by the bus driver ...

Jinghong, Jinghong, China travel blog

Jinghong

A travel blog entry by southernfry

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... - rappel de pluies tres recentes, on a encore de la chance avec le temps, quoique, il fait vrai;ent chaud. Une fois rentres a Jinghong (couverts de boue), nous faisins un tour jusqu'au Mekong qui longe la ville. On est loin de la legende : ici il est ...

Jinghong, Jinghong, China travel blog

Jinghong

A travel blog entry by yunnan_concern

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... a taffeta style door. It is not unknown for rats to be known to come and sleep in your bedroom. Conditions in and around Jinghong, are very basic indeed, toilets, well in the countryside there just aren't any, and in the cities, often you wish there ...

Goodbye China!, Jinghong, China travel blog

Goodbye China!

A travel blog entry by jendrix

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... in every different way possible...including pulling out your intestines and strangling people with them....classic! We finally made it to Jinghong which has a nice South East Asia feel compared to other cities in China. We had a good few days ...

We made it to China!, Jinghong, China travel blog

We made it to China!

A travel blog entry by barnsie2

... we wanted to go. We told him we just wanted to get to China! He told us the bus to Boten actually goes to Mengla, and Jinghong in China. We weren't really sure where we wanted to go but he said we could buy a ticket all the way to Jinghong. Some how he ...

Last few days in China, Jinghong, China travel blog

Last few days in China

A travel blog entry by gymwhite

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... went south. Nope. On to the bus station and as luck would have it one left for Xishuangbanna in 15 minutes. I arrived in Jinghong about 8 this morning, got a hotel, freshened up, fixed a cup of instant coffee which I now carry in my backpack and I was ...

Jing Hong, Jinghong, China travel blog

Jing Hong

A travel blog entry by n_bradley

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