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Out and about in Kunming; parklife; the binman and the dancing master; athletic China
We are now at the end of our ten-day stay in Kunming. Over the last few days our sightseeing plans have been necessarily fluid, partly due to the amount of rain we've had and partly due to the fact of things like museums having moved without telling anyone.
We did manage to get out quite a bit and walked all over the city. We visited the Railway Museum which ...
... in the centre of Kunming and took a look through the festive markets gearing up for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. After she returned to the airport I joined in the dumpling making exploits in the hostel and made some new friends in the process.
New Year's eve involved meeting a bunch of Europeans; Germans, Dutch, Danish, English made up the majority. We got to know each other a little more by playing my ...
... 8217;t quite understand until one reads about these “Ozymandian” fixtures along the highways of China. We had to Google Ozymandian – it means a great work of hubris, but we never thought we’d get to see one of these dudes. We were quite amused to see three or four of them on our way to the Stone Forest. John managed to capture a quick picture of one of them out the windshield as we flew past.
The other laughs from Kunming ...
... James somehow managed to convince me to try something different. So I decided to try something, which I can’t remember the name of, so I’ll just call it ‘rice on a stick’. That’s pretty much the best description I can give! It was literally mashed up rice which was ‘glued’ together on a stick and then rolled in some spicy sauce. I had one bite and the bin ate the rest of it! Instead I bought some ice cream with fruits ...
... his temperature was yo-yoing. However there was now a new problem we had just realised that we needed to start looking into a boat to Australia if we didn't want to fly. For the next few days Shona, while playing nurse started the long procedure of emailing companies about possible options. But the emails coming back weren't looking good. Hamish Jamieson of Freighter Travel New Zealand told us that this leg was fully booked until January 2011. ...