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... but close by in the bargain shopping district twas a little bit chaos but not too bad.Still,I got lost anyway.I asked one woman and she said blah blah patonga wich sounded like she thought I was speaking mandarin and explaining to me she dont speak it.I asked a policeman and he put me on a scooter back to green park,it was so cheap.I shopped at wall mart for the first time ever in kunming,I needed a teaspoon like a month ago so I finally found one,Wall ...
... we strolled along the lake area, saw some of the more common China views and eventually decided that we have seen all that was needed to be seen. With that we headed back to downtown and went to to the flower market for some last minute shopping ... The hot weather made is quite uncomfortable for long walks, so we cut it short and decided to seek shelter at a ...
... forward to since arriving in China).
We arrived back in Kunming to find the flowers finally planted along the roadside in front of our hotel. At the hotel, we met our guide for the next tour and our new travel companions. Our guide, Siam, hailed from Thailand and seemed bemused to be surrounded by all women. WaiYee, was of Chinese heritage but was ...
January 3, 2012
Yangshuo to Guilin by Bus
(45 miles / 73km in 2 hours - 2:11p to 4:11p)
Guilin to Kunming on train K693: 5:10PM to 11:18AM
(786 miles / 1265 kilometers in 18hours)
January 4 – 18th
昆明; Kūnmíng, China "City of Eternal Spring" at 2000m (6600 ft) altitude
After our goodbyes to the manager of our hostel, who called us "auntie" and “uncle” from ...
... was entirely painless. They ran my bags through a metal detector, but they didn't seem interested in the 9 books (?!) in my bags. All told, the crossing from Vietnam, the trip across the "friendship bridge", and the check-in to China only took about 15 minutes, which is among the fastest overland border crossings I've ever had.
I walked out of the Chinese border control building and, as I feared, there were no signs in English or even pinyin (the ...