Cheerless Campers, Healing at The Hump
Trip Start Aug 04, 2011
132Trip End Jan 04, 2012
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So for those at camp - we know you all had a wonderful time, we missed you all dearly, and look forward to carrying on being part of things next year.
Moving onwards! A stroll through the pedestrian area of Kunming (which annoyingly seems to include mopeds, scooters, bikes and anything else that isnt pedestrian) showed a busy yet wholly generic city moving in the direction of development. A less than satisfactory customer services performance by what must be the most efficient cashier in China, if not the world, threw our items at us as if they had some form of viral disease and shu-ed us on our way, but thankfully she did nothing to dispell our otherwise positive view of this provincial capital. The streets were generally clean, friendly and packed with blind street masseurs working their magic in the street and children paddling mini-steamers across a tiny lake.
A computer session to book flights and check the news broke up the day and gave us the pre-game information on Irene devastating the states. We read, played cards and knocled back cheap beers on the comfortable terrace as the sun slowly descended behind the urban sprawl. The neon lights across The Hump terrace give the place a bit of a holiday feel, and with the coctails for Kate we went to bed relatively happy with our new home.