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... know?". "Oh it's famous in China."
Then off to the night market. I guess about 1 Km of stalls along a
riverbank path. Busy, fun,clean and so much product - mainly goods
rather than food. We had fun seeking out one or two special items -
you know us.
Heather arrived today, arranged to meet at the new bridge alongside the market
but once again phone contact broke down, so not yet sure what happened
... 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 ...
... small tubs and started throwing water everywhere and at each other (as you might have guessed). Once we ran out of things to do at the park Deng Li Fu took us to his friends restaurant and again insisted he'd pay not taking no for an answer. His friend had asked us to come over to their house for dinner one of the days but unfortunately we're not in Jinghong long enough.
Deng Li Fu took us to the bus station after dinner where he tried to buy us our tickets back ...
... up the excuse that this is the busiest day of the year and it just can’t be helped. We were grossly disappointed with the service and the food at Mekong Café. What we originally thought was a little joking by the French manager turned out to be genuine French ineptitude!
Our experience reminded me of the very funny novel, A Year in the *****, by Steven Clarke , about the misadventures of a Englishman ...
... First, I am astounded by the seas of greenhouses, hundreds of them.
As we start to approach a village, there appear "truck farms", or Chinese family plots as
is shown in the below photo on the right.. A lot of family farming is done here.
And always prevalent is the rice, and scads of it.