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... the grand title of The People's Republic of Xishuangbanna Jingyong Hotel and costs us 60 RMB (6 pounds) a night. For that we have a big airy room, aircon, cable TV (with two channels showing English films), daily maid service and dodgy plumbing. Our room is on the third floor and we have space on the communal walkway to hang our washing. It is a hot sleepy city of half a million tugged out of the jungle and sprawling across the muddy Mekong, full of concrete shops selling ...
... evening, my birthday, we had the Drago pre-departure meeting to discover we were only 8 peeps so plenty of room on the truck. Then we went out for the traditional group meal.
Next morning, all aboard Xara, our truck. We were meant to drive just a short 6 hours to Dali, but sadly they are building motorway after motorway in China which means at some point you get stuck in road works, but this was something else. One of the three lanes was closed, but the Chinese just drove over ...
... with some delicious potato done in really thin strips, and tossed with a lovely sauce. We also got sim cards for internet, but the service isn't great.
The drive to our night time stop at Jinghong was really nice with big mountains, tunnels and viaducts and a good road. The Chinese drivers, however, are something else! Andy tells us that they have what they call the middle kingdom on the road. It works like this, if ...
... around the world and mainly Asia. We spoke to him for around 30 minutes regarding how we could go to Laos, and he gave us legal and illegal information (we settled for the former). After that, we somehow got involved in a conversation that brought out his anti-American stance, which wasn’t very subtle. It seemed he had a vendetta, but ultimately he was just a conspiracy theorist and decided that 9/11, JFK, and the moon landing were just a bunch of BS created by the evil ...
... good to see them. We all smelt clean and fresh, which was a change from the last few days! They were a good group to travel with. The trek was much harder than anyone expected, and everyone struggled at different times, but luckily for us, everyone supported each other and helped each other through. Ana, Dave and I have all agreed that we are glad that we have done the trek, but would never do it again. The highlights ...