Kunming Mingdu Hotel
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... we abandoned the map and compass, and armed with a very crude drawing of the waterwheel landmark we were looking for, we started to ask people for directions.
Bingo - we were out and broke all the self imposed rules and made a beeline for McDonalds and downed chips and an ice cream. The things you'll do to get to a clean toilet.
About the train ride. No axe murderer and no chickens but it does rate in the "not happy Jan" category. Imagine a half filled crumpled ...
... even if it has nothing to do with the U.S. Even random farmers are curious about what the U.S. is thinking on X issue. I’m not saying Americans should be obsessed with themselves in any way, but Americans should be aware that the world is indeed watching during particular crises (Snowden!).
Anyways, this was a very eye-opening conversation—after he departed, I gave him a firm handshake and he earned a lot of respect from me (which really has no significance). Once ...
So we arrived in Kunming on Thursday.
Kunming is Yunnan's largest city. Known as The Spring City for its great climate. Its nice having it get warmer and warmer as we move south.
After a 6 hour bus trip we were harassed once again by all the local touts at the bus station. Its allways a challenge getting from public transport stations to the hostels, as no one really speaks english you just have to hope that ...
Took the bus to Kunming and stayed one night at the Upland Hostel - in a great position near the Green Lake before another bus to JainShui. The staff at the Upland were as usual very helpful.Kunming has 11 million people and is the usual sprawling, constantly ...
... TV showing BBC News, a pool table and restaurant/bar. The Hump is the nickname of the Himalayas, bestowed by American airmen and soldiers during the war, when they ran a supply route to China over the mountains from Burma and India. The hostel walls are adorned with interesting photos from the time.
There's not much for us to do here, it is only a stopover and planning point for us. We do however spend ...