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Travel Blogs from Kunming
... the bus driver would slow to about a third of his speed. We made some stops along the way for fruit and food, but John and I were full from our JRR Tolkin cakes. We made it to Jinghong, the capital of Yunnan and felt much better than you might think after an eight hour bus ride swinging back and forth. We were outside the bus station talking to a cab driver when a Chinese lady speaking English came and helped us out. She helped us descried where the hostel was and ...
... I hadn't considered was - corn fed/sick meat producing animals, pesticide ridden vegetables and fruit, hormone injected dairy - a long and damaging list of poisonous products disguised as food. It seems strange that I've thought so little about the integrity of my food.
So I asked myself - Why had I turned a blind eye to this blaring issue? Its the politics, stupid. I equate environmentalist foodies to the privileged and ...
... Bus station). In the rainy crowded city, this seemed a better bet than waiting for a taxi.
At the bus station, V was delighted to spot two Laotian registered buses bound for Luang Prabang and Huayxay. We still have one more week to go in China before we start thinking of those destinations. We got ourselves tickets on the 5:30 pm bus to our next destination, Jian Shui. Little did we realize the adventure that was in store for us on the 4 hour journey.
... It was a combination of traffic and the compunding of these delays whihcm ade us even later. We had lunch at a duck speciality restaurant, which was "interesting".
The bus ride was worth the wait, as the sights were spectacular. First we paddled down a river, then alked for hours into a deep maze of caves. We walked 500 meters below the surface.
Needless to say, when we ...
... apples, crisps and other things. They said they wanted to have a small party to ‘make me feel at home’ because in China it’s not really celebrated all that much. It was quite fun, having a laugh, talking and listening to them trying to remember the words to ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ and ‘Jingle Bells’.
On Christmas day, I went to Kunming in the late afternoon by bus and met Maggie ...
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