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... says, and from it he was smoking some tobacco-like substance stuffed in a plastic can. He offered it to us, and for the first time in my life I agreed to let my lungs take the blow. I figured “what the hell, when am I ever going to smoke this weird-looking thing with villagers living on the peak of a mountain in the middle of a Yunnan Province jungle?” Yeah, probably never. So Alexi began the process, sticking his face into the thing while stuffing the tobacco into the ...
We eventually left the elephant place and made it to Xishuangbanna, which is a "designated tourist area" or a ghost city. The whole thing looked brand new and clean, but there was no one there. It was crazy.
After getting to the hotel, Jon and I went to explore this crazy looking temple we drove by on the way in. We ...
... to all intents and purposes, stone dead!!
They were covering the person with blankets and other things. It is worth mentioning that there were plenty of Chinese border officials walking around who couldn't have given a toss and did nothing to assist.
As we left to go to the Laos border the people were still there grieving for there loved one! Life is cheap on the border of China with Laos.
The border crossing into Laos ...
... park, which she did and got is in for free. We walked around the large park for a few hours seeing a large temple, buying pineapple in a pot for 1rmb (10p) and watched some sort of dancing show. We also went to the water splashing square for the 15:00 demonstration of what they do during their water splashing festival in May (I think). Many people both old and young came out wearing colourful clothes and started walking around a large fountain. Once given the go ahead, ...
Steven told us about a great hotel near Mei Mei’s and told us what a lovely area Jinghong was. Mei Mei’s sister called the hotel for us. Rate for today would be 380 RMB then drop to 300, then 200 then back to a normal 128RMB ($20) on Sunday. The rooms were very nice and we decided to stay at a few more days. We ended up spending six days.
Meeting up Again with Kevin and Mindy
When we ...