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... arrival in Kunming we took an airport bus into the city. We were expecting to meet Doris, the lady whose apartment we are renting, in front of a big hotel. However there was a communication problem and she was expecting us to call her from the airport. After we waited about 40 minutes we marched into the big expensive hotel and asked to use their phone. They very kindly called Doris for us and she came to meet us.
We are renting a two ...
... the dumplings in Chengdu, the hotpot there, the peking duck in Beijing, the walnut-fruits bread [not so Chinese, right?] in Shanghai, the family dinner in Lijiang, the Tibetan food and yak yoghurt [not sweeeet!!!] in Shangri-La and, and, and.... actually almost everything! The Chinese landscapes amazed us, but we also found out why China is called the yellow country. The soil in general seems yellow mostly, only exceptions are sometimes red or slightly brown-grey soil - ...
To Kunming on a sleeper bus
To save on a night's stay in the hotel, I opted to take the night sleeper bus from Jianshui to Kunming, the sprawling provincial capital of Yunnan.
At 73yuan for 220km, it isn't exactly cheap for chinese standards. But, if you take the night bus like me, a sleeper version would be available.
The bus ride itself was an eye-opener. (see pictures!) The usual seats you would expect of a ...
... beautiful hillside. As we approached the change in the rocks were noticeable. We arrived at the 石林 and bought our tickets.
As we walked into the National Park we crossed a bridge with men playing large instruments and cute girls dressed in beautiful outfits were dancing to the beat. Signs for the National Holiday were all over the place. The Stone Forest is the coolest nature thingy = p I've seen in China.
Mostly because of the scope of it. The area ...
... receptionist, who kept offering us more and more discounts for rooms, when we were just trying to get a bigger and better one than she had shown us. She really didn’t understand that we had cycled for 12 gruelling days to get here and didn't care how much a room cost as long as it was luxurious! In the end we got a lovely double suite for £22. It even has a bath which was absolute heaven. I had to shower as well though as the water was black by ...