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Travel Blogs from Kunming
... the way down without having to pay for a cable car. It was pointed out at this point that should Claire have got herself as wet as David had, we would almost certainly be going in the cable car and straight into a taxi back to the hostel.
Once we reached Gantong temple we thought we might as well take a look round. At first this one looked very similar to every other Buddhist temple we have ever seen and we have seen a lot of temples. Very bright, lots of gold and loads ...
... Graeme well again we wanted to rent some bikes but with none available ended up hiking around the city for several hours before returning to the hostel for dinner and an early night.
Kunming seems to be thriving with lots of construction cranes dotting
the skyline. The buildings going up here, unlike Shanghai are not
flashy. Most seem to be high rise apartments.
The following morning we rose early and set ...
... see from a tourists perspective but it was quite a nice city to hang out.
After a couple of days we decided to move on to Lijiang. Given our previous difficulties booking tickets, I asked the staff at Lost Garden to do it for me. They charged £3 for the pleasure but it was worth paying. It wasn't 'till we got our tickets that I realised they had booked us second class tickets. I thought it best not to tell Leyla this 'till we arrived at the station.
... thoroughly. We were well looked after by our guides an drivers who were all different but all did a great job. Our Grateful Thanks to Them.
We boarded our Vietnamese Airlines Fokker 70 and headed off to our new adventures in Vietnam.
After an hour in the air we touched down at Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport. We met our first male city guide, Minh. He took a bit of understanding ...
... Ok no problem it’s only a few nights – remember, positive thinking!
Fellow backpackers, first impressions – brilliant! French, German, English, Welsh, Czech, and Northern Irish. Lately due to my ‘Intrepid’ adventure HK-Hanoi I’ve had the pleasure of the ‘Brits’. Now some might think being the only Irishman travelling 27 hours on a train journey and more with these guy’s would be ...