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... Nachst ist das sonst üppige LED-Bling-Bling vergleichsweise dezent. Eine aus unbekannten Gründen gemütliche und entspannte Stadt, die uns in allen Belangen in Ruhe läßt. Genau richtig um ein wenig Energie für den Aufbruch in ein neues Land zu sammeln!
Die erste Person, die wir bei der Ankunft im Hostel treffen ist Amid, den wir erstmalig auf der Mashrutkafahrt nach Olkhon in Russland getroffen ...
... and Yuan's flat, it was late, and our hosts were heading out to see friends. Kindly, or perhaps foolishly, they offered us a beer before they left, and we savoured our first top quality Belgian beer – Duvel, no less – since we had left the UK. Emerging from the trance-like bliss that this instilled in us, it was time for a quick dinner and hasty border-crossing preparations before bed.
The following morning we were due to catch a bus to Jinghong, the nearest town ...
... teas are for medicinal remedies. It is fun to try the different varieties.
Tea is extremely important in Chinese culture. The seven necessities of Chinese life include firewood (柴 cai), rice (米 mi), oil (油 you), salt (鹽yan), sauce (醬 jiang), vinegar (醋 chu), tea (茶 cha). It has social and medicinal import. Pouring and presenting the tea is highly ritualized. The ancient tea stocks ...
... Annoyingly the people were everywhere... every route full of people taking photos. There was a pagoda with views over the site, and with so many people streaming through, mere numbers of tour groups, you had a matter of seconds to get a good photo taken.
I am not a number. We are not part of the crowd. We did not pay to be led by some little local person in a costume with a flag - thankfully. That means we are not stuck to 'the route'. Very quickly, ...
... Then I had to watch myself on tv for the next week. I learned my lesson.
In the afternoon I tried to walk aroundside but it was just too hot and sunny, not to mention the terrible crowds thanks to the holiday. I found a ice cold coke and some chinese bayberries and sat in a park for a while. Bayberries are delicious, if you ever see them in the US they're definitely worth a try.
Now to work on my med school application . . .