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Travel Blogs from Kunming
... Coach 919 which brought us to the Hotel in Beijing Road Kunming.
The first impression given to me over the few days stay before we en-route to Dali...... Kunming, far more developed then I thought and still we saw many cranes from where we were (town center) that indicates on going development in progress.
As a budge traveler like us, food in Kunming or I would say through out the whole journey is far suitable for our palate. But few still taste ...
... Graeme well again we wanted to rent some bikes but with none available ended up hiking around the city for several hours before returning to the hostel for dinner and an early night.
Kunming seems to be thriving with lots of construction cranes dotting
the skyline. The buildings going up here, unlike Shanghai are not
flashy. Most seem to be high rise apartments.
The following morning we rose early and set ...
... see from a tourists perspective but it was quite a nice city to hang out.
After a couple of days we decided to move on to Lijiang. Given our previous difficulties booking tickets, I asked the staff at Lost Garden to do it for me. They charged £3 for the pleasure but it was worth paying. It wasn't 'till we got our tickets that I realised they had booked us second class tickets. I thought it best not to tell Leyla this 'till we arrived at the station.
... quickly learned he was a man for the ladies as he had a wife and a girlfriend. He was a likeable lad and did look after us very well. On the 45k drive into the city centre he gave us a chat on the perils of Vietnam. Food, Traffic, Pickpockets, and Water. We arrived at our hotel an hour later and found it was very comfortable. It is in the Government area of the city, just above the old French Quarter.
... people in the cities (there is of course extreme poverty but I’m not going there) CHEAP (apart from tourist traps), they are the good things, and yeah if I was a superpower like USA, UK, Russia etc, I’d be afraid, very afraid!!
Ok, so that was the good stuff you see but you just can’t ignore the negatives (I know I said keep it positive but it’s important to note this). On the train journey I remember ...