La Casa Hotel
Travel Blogs from Shanghai
We left a little before 10.00h, for the airport - no problems, as usual. Flight to Kunming is fairly short - just over one hour. We are met and immediately go to lunch - at a restaurant just across the street from the airport. Food is okay. After lunch, we drove to the Stone Forest - 1.5 hours away. There are many abandoned restaurants and tourist …
... instead of chairs and using sliding doors in place of walls. The many colorful lanterns and their home life always intrigued me. It always seemed like one of those countries you just need to see for yourself.
As I sit here on the plane, leaving Japan, I reflect on this country that I have traveled for several weeks. I left Kyoto on the bullet train early this morning bound for Tokyo where I will catch an express train to the Tokyo airport.
As has ...
... that, right?) Thus walking on the zig zag bridge gives you good luck!
Another interesting point, I thought, was that just outside these gardens are numerous shops , many built in traditional Chinese architecture. Western influence is not far off-McDonalds and Starbucks share storefronts with these buildings!
The evening brought another dinner out with a colleague of Jim's, and his wife who are here for 3 weeks to look around/work.
Once we got off the train, we headed to the ticket booth to see if we
could book a train to the Mongolian border for next week. No such luck
unfortunately, so I think we may have to wait until we arrive in Beijing
to get them. We got the metro and a bus to our hotel without much
difficulty. Ben had booked the hotel, which usually means it's gonna be
fairly nice, and this one was too, except for the glass-walled bathroom.
Absolutely no ...
... I am once again failing at communicating regularly with everything that is happening here. With school and life, things just keep going and I don't have time to sit down in order to write to all of you. However, I think of all of you regularly although you don’t hear from me. Just to warn you, this is going to be a long one! I’ll try to update more regularly as my time here ends.
Tonight was a great night even though it is Monday! School started today ...