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... at. I then proceeded to show the hotel's Chinese name to four taxi drivers, none of who knew it. So, who better to ask then your local motorcyclists? Of course, they knew instantly, after they ******* themselves hearing a blonde man speaking Southern Chinese. After a confusing trip to the hotel, I finally met up with Desiree and part of her family. Her dad and others were out getting some supplies. Everyone seemed (relatively) glad to meet me.
The first glimpse I had ...
... guy named Nick at the hostel, with which I talked a bit, but he just arrived and was heading for Dali. A place I wanted to go later, but first I wanted to head south to Xishuangbanna.
The next day I took the bus to Jianshui, which I read about in the Lonely Planet, but still almost no travelers go to, because most travelers stay in the north of Yunnan. I wanted to go there because of the Swallow Cave. And that is for my next entry:)
... pay for the fare and walked out again. We eventually found another which was quite good. Service is a bit poor and even sullen. They need Elizabeth to put a fizzer under them. Please tell Sheila P that she is impertinent. I shall give her one - meaning, of course, a malaria tablet. Message ends and, if I may say so, don't bother with the rest. C Jane here, Horrors we forgot to tell you about t he boat trip round the lake at Guilin where a man played a two string Chinese instrument ...
... for more shopping -- a feat! Kunming is known as The Spring City -- it's about 70 during the day and very mild at night. The walking streets and square downtown are very nice: spacious, clean, and quiet, with people strolling and shopping among the trees and skyscrapers. Things are not cheap, and there are plenty of designer stores with astonomical prices.
Electric scooters are much cheaper than petroleum powered ...
... coming from all directions (including the wrong way down the road), a complete disregard for traffic signals and on top of this the other 5 million people trying to cross the roads wherever they please... Someone (and i actually do not understand how) we both managed to survive (I can't say there weren't some close calls though...). The city itself is much like any other city and being the access route to the mountains doesn't have much to offer in ...