Dianchi Garden Hotel & Spa
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... of a Boy George do! Day 2 involved getting the subway to the city centre, walking around Carrefour, going to the museum to find it closed, and looking for a chemist to buy some antibiotics (don't ask!) We did manage to explore the bird and flower market which is quite a popular place to go and also the backstreets lined with various souvenir shops but after that we headed back to our hostel. That evening we headed out with the intention of getting some traditional cuisine but ...
... cater best to large tour groups.
Not entirely convinced by Rick’s pessimistic view of our plans, we decided to go out to explore something of the city and perhaps find a backpacker area with travel agents who catered for individual travellers. We were right in the heart of modern Kunming surrounded by high rise shopping malls, designer clothes outlets and Aston Martin showrooms. There was certainly some money in China these days. We found crossing ...
... the meat area were live ducks, hens and rabbits, plus their recently deceased relatives. Rather chaotic and unappealing.
Then we were at Old Town. An area of malls with traditional old-style buildings and shops selling the whole range of goods except heavy household items. It had a nice feel as people strolled along, many beautifully dressed. These people have a refined dress sense and the colours of their clothing is fascinating. This suburb is well away from any ...
... fact too much food. Music was playing through speakers on the train - Christmas music!! Lights were out at 10pm and we arrived into kunming at 11:30 (30mins late). A much more pleasant experience on a train than our previous one.
Chen decided he would tag along with us and he was a great help as he helped sort out our tickets for Lijiang on the Saturday evening. The three of us then went by taxi to jinmafang (20rmb) to where 'the hump hostel' was located. Once out ...
... of traditional homes in the shadow of a new "green" highrise.
One thing they love to do here is gather in the evenings in big groups
on street corners or in parks to do line dances. Some of the songs are traditional tribal songs, others are modern pop. We joined the group of older people stepping to a song about, uh ... well, I'm pretty sure they didn't really understand how inappropriate the words were! (Confession: I am just as lame a line dancer ...