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... enough that we figured that was the only thing it could've possibly meant (typical of attempted translations we'd seen here). We had hoped there'd be food in the station, or drink at least, but there was nothing other than hot water. Good thing we had bought some ramen-style noodles a while back. One pack tasted really chemical, so we threw it out. The others weren't too bad. I couldn't wait for Laos and the hopes of the food being more similar to Cambodia ...
... The lady who prepared the meal asked something and I just nodded. She added some undisclosed items and then handed me my Chinese noodle soup with lot of floating stuff. Great!
I sat down; a few minutes later someone accidently bumped into me. The guy looked at me and said Oh pardon me. Then his lady companion said "oh you speak English I am surprised you eat here." She spoke English and came from Melbourne , the man was her student. ...
The Hump Hostel
This is a turn up for the book; we are in a hostel with a bit of history behind it
It was set up by an American Aviation group
The Flying Tigers
They were divided up into 3 squadrons, 2 of them helped defend KunMing from the Japanese during the war
Their job was to defend the Burma highway from the Japanese aircraft that used it for target practice
They also used transport ...
... translator to translate what we want into Mandarin characters, and then write down the pronunciation so we can read from our notes! We definitely cannot rely here on finding someone who can speak some English. In our first week we even had trouble ordering a glass of water in a restaurant! (First they brought hot tea, then we got hot water, then finally one of us remembered the word for cold...)
Ever since we ...
... temple on the hill and turned round to take the peaceful ride back to the hostel...
After the energetic day of what goggle maps china informs me was 23km of cycling we decided to have a chilled out evening of looking for some fake outdoor clothing and a relaxed meal in town, how wrong our plans could have been!
First of all the outdoor shops reccomended to us by wikitravel were near impossible to find and turned out to be what seemed like a good ...