Empark Grand Hotel Kunming
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Kunming and the Shilin Stone Forest
Our flight from Guilin to Kunming (population 7 million) was our first on this adventure that actually went to plan. We arrived in Kunming on time (4th largest airport in China) and in one piece and were met once again by our trustworthy guide Ching-ee and driver Jang. On the way to our hotel ...
... on the stuppa square.
After having long discussions about everything, we finally realised that there was not much more we could do in this pretty place (and that it was freaking cold !). Hence we decided to head back to Kunming.
We were lucky while the bus to to Shangrila's bus station, the bus to Lijiang, the drive to the Lijiang's train station and the train to Kunming were perfectly adjusted.
We slept nearly all the time (nearly ...
... characters I have met in my entire travels. A travelling Chinese hippie named "Mr Bong" who hitchhikes across China selling handmade Tibetan bracelets among other well products that given his name don't take an awful lot of imagination to fathom out. Adam had kept bumping into him all across China but given his bizarre nature, Adam would often joke that he could never be completely sure if Mr Bong was real or just a figment of his imagination.
... the previous night… so we were stuck using my little point-and-shoot digital camera. Still a great camera, but not quite the same as having a shiny hi-tech lens. I'll consider it a mark of our wonderful and loving relationship that Andrew didn't fly at me in a rage on the spot (we didn't find out until he'd taken about 20 photos), lol. Ah well, better than finding out at the end of the day after taking a few hundred photos! O_o
... a bed for a few nights (they were in the bed above mine when I checked in this morning). He says that he hasn’t heard them doing ‘anything’, but says if it were him and his girlfriend that he would be rocking the bunk with his hand over her mouth, stopping her from screaming. Whilst explaining all this, he was actually making the *rocking the bunk* movements to make as much noise to go along with his story. Ok, thanks for letting us know ...