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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:)
... another member of the East German delegation; my how they get about.) and eventually she shrugged her padded shoulders and waved us through. Security seems to challenge them and there is no sense of humour. My metal leg continues to harass them: the walking stick is now consigned to the bottom of the suitcase. The flight from Guilin to Kunming was particularly bumpy. We had to keep our seat belts on for the whole of the 90 minute flight. I was placed in a broken seat, which I ...
... in sight! :-)
Had our first Mandarin class today -- FOUR HOURS. We each have our own dedicated teacher, so no slacking off allowed. My brain hurt -- I'm not used to classroom learning anymore! I just kept telling myself, "I'm staving off Alzheimer's. I'm staving off Alzheimer's..." After class our teachers took us shopping so we could practice how to say (in Chinese) "How much does it cost?" "May I try it on?" ...
- The BBQ meat platter. 4 kinds of meat, all lightly smoked. Whole squab, which was spiced with cinnamon and sichuan pepper. Sliced Yunnan ham - a local specialty, salted and smoked. Swan breast, also lightly smoked, pan roasted and sliced. Like duck. And finally Yunnan style BBQ pork, which was slightly sweet, and salty, and also smoked. Served with a pot of chili salt to dip the meat in.
- Yunnan-style ...