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... of laundry, and Nigel getting his haircut. Following Nigel's haircut we read in the Lonely Planet that the biggest scam in Kunming is tourists getting their haircut! Apparently you tell the hairdresser what you want and agree a price and then halfway through your haircut an old woman comes in and starts shouting that the price was wrong and you need to pay more or leave with your hair half done. Luckily this didn't happen or else I would have had to finish the trip with Nigel sporting ...
The weather was continuing to fluctuate with us waking up to a fairly cold and wet day, requiring jackets and jumpers. About a 15 minute walk from the hotel we checked out Yuántōng Temple, an impressive complex of buildings with a lake in the centre and numerous stone statues. We strolled onto Green Lake Park, however the rain was more persistent so didn't spend too long weaving through the lakes and flower beds in order to pop out the other side. We had a ...
... The building industry is all go, lots of oldish apartment blocks have been demolished and new high rise ones are going up. The traffic is pretty crazy and crossing the road is a challenge. A lot people have electric motor-scooters which are silent and go flying all over the place often with three or so people on board. After a breather at Lewis' apartment we went for a walk to the market. On the way there we passed all these tiny shops, the size of ...
... so empty (as in absolutely no people in one of them) that we were allowed to sit there. There is a dedicated bus lane out front, even though the bus service has not yet progressed beyond infrequent and ****.
As John said, it’s almost certainly a promotion project. One guy gets the station built, gets promoted, and the next guy finds a new project to call his own, rather than actually bothering ...
... Then I had to watch myself on tv for the next week. I learned my lesson.
In the afternoon I tried to walk aroundside but it was just too hot and sunny, not to mention the terrible crowds thanks to the holiday. I found a ice cold coke and some chinese bayberries and sat in a park for a while. Bayberries are delicious, if you ever see them in the US they're definitely worth a try.
Now to work on my med school application . . .