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... a large stone barrel into which a young boy was tossing a coin, with resulting laughter. Upon closer inspection and inquiry, it was pointed out that it would be good luck to have the coin enter the mouth of the stone tiger sitting at the bottom of the barrel. Even though the coins missed their target, this family sure seemed to be luxuriating in good luck, enjoying each others company and the fine ...
... seem to take birds very seriously and many keep a bird at home. Groups of men were deep in discussion over the birds on sale and in addition to the birds themselves there was a brisk trade in accessories such as bird feed, wicker cages and little porcelain bowls for inside the cages.
Nearby was the Yunnan Provincial Museum, housed in a historical building. The highlight here was the section housing the bronze relics of the Dian period of 500BC to ...
... of chicken soup to finish.
Then off to Green Lake. A large collection of small lakes where half of Kunming (those who weren't shopping!) seemed to have gathered for Saturday strolling. Tried to get a paddle boat but the queue was too long. One lake was so full of seagull-looking birds that were so overfed they didn't fly or bother to get the offerings we threw.
Back to the Hump where we tried to sort out a problem with our internet banking by calling NZ. ...
... a 3 minute walk to the hostel turned into 30minutes as we were quickly surrounded by various people wanting to take hundreds of photos us....old and young.
Once we were checked in, we headed out for something to eat, sweet cold rice noodles. After eating we took the bus to green lake and spent a few hours there walking around, trying various chinese snacks (most of which I didn't like), watched people playing instruments and singing and also had a go at Chinese ...
... we have stayed in touch since we last saw each other we had no idea she was in Kunming at the same time as us, never mind staying at the same hostel! Tom went over to surprise her and I only wish I could have had our camera ready to photograph her expression when she saw him pull up a chair next to her. Since we last saw her Carol has traveled all through Nepal, so we had plenty to talk about over breakfast together. Meeting up with an old friend is normally a ...