Xishuangbanna Da Bai Xiang Hotel
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... tea tasting session that the government is funding the village renovation project. The idea is to improve facilities in the village to attract more visitors to come, to enjoy the lovely environment and to buy tea. We doubt there will be much problem in achieving this aim, but we just hope expansion will be controlled and the commercialisation of the area will be tasteful.
*In the village of Jingmai we meet with Dai minority people. Some of the women wear sarong like skirts ...
... place, though it turned out to be only a year old. It was rested upon the peak of the mountaintop, with no trees obstructing the view of the tea farms below. Luckily for us, a woman was on the 2nd floor balcony, taking in the view. I yelled up at her if she “knew of a place to stay around here”, clearly hinting that her place could be it. She didn’t want to yell a conversation out, so she invited us up to the 2nd floor and poured us some tea ...
... buildings climate and way of life seem more South East Asian than Chinese. We are staying at the Mekong Youth Hostel, which is on a street full of cafes where sitting outside is the norm. The huge palms and gorgeous tropical trees give us plenty of shade.
The Mekong Cafe is owned by a French chef, Greg, and his wife, who were both very welcoming, and interesting to talk to. The large photos of people from ethnic minorities around ...
The cafe was very modern with a great menu. We got talking to 'Greg' who mentioned that he had been listed in the 'Lonely Planet' book. But they had left him out of the last two editions because they had been inaccurate with how they had portrayed the cafe! It is not nicknamed the 'Lying Planet' for nothing!! Actually that is a load of rubbish because their books are invaluable to a traveller and by far and away the best guide books although ...
... at Douyishu village
7:15 am: Minivan to Xinjie (25 km/30 minutes)
8:00 am: Xinjie to Nansha Bus (30 km/1 hour)
9:45 am: Nansha to Honghe Bus (60km/1 hour)
12:30 am: Honghe to Yuangjiang Bus (60 km/1 hour)
3:45 pm: Yuangjiang to Mojiang Bus (75 km/1 hour)
5:00 pm: Mojiang to Pu'er Bus (150 km/3 hours)
8:30 pm: Pu'er to Jinghong Bus (120 km/2 hours)
10:30 pm: Arrive Jinghong
But just as it did enroute, it turned out differently.