Xiong Ye International Hotel
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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... of laundry, and Nigel getting his haircut. Following Nigel's haircut we read in the Lonely Planet that the biggest scam in Kunming is tourists getting their haircut! Apparently you tell the hairdresser what you want and agree a price and then halfway through your haircut an old woman comes in and starts shouting that the price was wrong and you need to pay more or leave with your hair half done. Luckily this didn't happen or else I would have had to finish the trip with Nigel sporting ...
... We congratulated ourselves on finding our way to the correct street but walked the whole length of the street without being able to locate the restaurant. Eventually we decided that what looked as if it had once been a restaurant but was now decidedly shut down was probably the one we were looking for. It was getting a little late now and so we decided to forget being adventurous for tonight and return to the Hump (relating to the valiant US second world ...
... of chicken soup to finish.
Then off to Green Lake. A large collection of small lakes where half of Kunming (those who weren't shopping!) seemed to have gathered for Saturday strolling. Tried to get a paddle boat but the queue was too long. One lake was so full of seagull-looking birds that were so overfed they didn't fly or bother to get the offerings we threw.
Back to the Hump where we tried to sort out a problem with our internet banking by calling NZ. ...
... into the Jade Emu, a guest house run by an Aussie guy. A great place, very friendly and clean. The Dali old town is a real tourist place, some great buildings and ornate gates, but most of the shops and stalls are very tourist oriented. Chris and Rose arrived from there trek up towards Tibet that afternoon and regaled us with stories of the adventures in the outback. Later we walked into the old town and had a meal and then back to the ...
... cooler here; the name Kunming actually translates as 'The city of eternal springtime’ and we can definitely vouch that it has a lovely climate, it is about 26 degrees here rather than 37 like it was in Vietnam. We’ve also noticed that there are hardly any Western travelers here; China is so huge that most of its tourists actually come from within the country itself, accordingly they don’t really rely on Western tourism like the other Asian ...