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... the desiccated desert heat of western and central Asia; this was the moist tropical soup, evoking showers made redundant by continuous and voluminous sweating, and steamy nights of mosquito bites. Two tiny crosses to bear, thought we, as joyfully we donned shorts and slapped on insect repellent.
It is not dismissive to say that there are no unmissable sights in this border town; for our trip, it serves as little more than a waystation, to ...
... for the tourists. Ruili is a typical border town. In the past it had a reputation for drug and gem smuggling and illegal trading but, apparently, the Chinese government 'sorted' this out. However, as we drove towards the border yesterday we had to pass through several police checkpoints and many Chinese were having their cars searched. The town does have an 'edgy' feel (as the Lonely Planet describes it) but is ...
I had high expectations of Ruili due to its close proximity to the Myanmar border and its mix of minority groups and international trade traffickers trying their luck at the thriving jade industry (as well as other not-so-legal activities such as drugs, gambling and prostitution). At first I was quite disappointed with the town, because like all other towns and cities in China the whole town centre was completely new and identical to most other towns ...
Ruili is right by the burmese (Myanmar) border in China. It's more tropical here - much more humid. We get to Ruili then take a taxi to the JingPo village where we do a homestay. The people are friendly enough but it's hard work especially at night when we stay in the same room as the youngest son and our guide Suzy. There's no mosquito nets so we get eaten alive even though we put some heavy duty deet on and the beds are rock hard. The ...
... br> from Nansan, in exchange for promising to give up the drug trade in 2003.
The Chinese are even less fond of the vast quantity of heroin and
methamphetamine that cross its borders from the Wa ethnic group, now
surrounded by the Burmese military and possibly its next target. There
is a rapidly growing meth and ice problem raging across southern China
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