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... had someone meet me at the plane to see if I could make the connection (I knew I won't make it but it was nice that they were checking for me). Since I missed it, the next flight wasn't until 8:10 am the next day. Air China had a hotel pick me up, covered my room, and brought me back to the airport the next morning. Now that is service! I have now safely arrived in Kunming. Let the sightseeing begin, that is after some ...
... long. So many of the same shops. Lots of people here but nobody is buying anything including myself.
What we see in the shops is dearer than at home. From electrical to clothes etc it is more expensive. What i do like is the huge variety of stuff in the supermarkets. Far more than what we get at home, and the food stuff is so cheap.
Tomorrow we fly to Shanghai, a 3 hour flight from Chengdu
... for us to get to the start of the steps after going through the barricades (reminiscent of Tirupati in South India or airport security queues anywhere). The first two sets of stairs saw very slow progress as everyone got themselves photographed with the Buddha face. The Chinese have a special fondness for quirky photo shots. Here it seemed to involve them fondling the Buddha's face and each photo shoot has the photographer spending ...
... impatient are the people who find it more comfortable to stand in their window seats for seven minutes with their bodies contorted uncomfortably until the aisle clears allowing them to step out and stand fully erect. Somebody slap me if I ever allow impatience to overrule comfort and dignity.
On this flight is a new kind of annoyance. Before the plane stops completely, a woman stands up and makes a sprint from the back of the plane towards ...
... this exhausting experience we didn't leave the hostel until the panda tour we had booked for the next day. We were happy with our hostel choice which was a great place to hang out and relax for a few days. Unfortunately our room had a strong sewerage smell in it, but incense helped and we spent most of our time hanging out in the common areas playing pool and listening to the relaxing jazz music they played anyway. Pete had a great time chasing the hostels resident Pekinese ...
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