Xiong Ye International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kunming
... longer or perhaps try to see a bit less. The constant trains and travelling have taken a real toll, which was why we appreciated the last week in Dali so much.
The people in China have definitely won us over. Almost all the people we have met have greeted us with a smile and a Nihau. The Chinese people have always come across as honest and trustworthy which has been nice. Taxi drivers have given us directions if we have been close to where we want to go as opposed to ...
... city center, old streets under demolition or reconstruction... and very nice people!
After the little city-tour, I realised that there absolutely nothing more to visit, and that one more day here would be one day lost. Hence I book the night bus tickets to our next stop, Dali. (saving 5EUR=3 meals, for one hostel night !)
Now I'm waiting for Sally at a hotel, in front of my Mandarin notebook and ... "NiSi !!! - my chinese name- Ni Hao !!!"
Here she ...
... passed a small park which has been converted to a “gambling” park. It was filled with older men, smoking, drinking tea and playing either card games or some other traditional games. The faces of these men were fully engrossed in their games.
After Kunming, we took an overnight train to Lijiang. It was a 10-hour train ride; luckily we were able to secure a sleeper car. However, upon arriving at the train, we realized that we ...
... a local dish known as cross-bridge noodles. Daisy and Bunnik Tours of Adelaide had also arranged a birthday cake for me tonight for my 57th birthday. We were inundated with dishes of food on the table, many of which had mushrooms of one type or another as a main ingredient. I'm not keen on fungi, but there were plenty of other dishes to tackle, and the fabulous cake. ...
... of our guide) to visit a local club habituated by a mixed clientele. The music is great, but there is a minimum charge for sitting to enjoy the atmosphere and watch a show. We opt to return to the hotel instead, by way of a shopping mall where I purchase another pair of pants! Our hotel is fantastic -- totally unexpected. Up early again tomorrow, and we're off to Lijiang.
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