AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Welcome Back to Kunming


Posted on Nov 27, 2013

We took the overnight train (K9620) from Dali to Kunming, leaving Dali at just turned 10pm and arriving in Kunming at a time of day my body doesn’t really believe exists. The train was fine, straight on the train and to bed. Previous experience had told us the lights usually go out around 10pm on overnight trains in China. We met a Chinese guy who spoke good English and had a chat with him about his travels around Asia and...

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A Typical Footpath in Kunming


Posted on Nov 20, 2013

As I have stated in a few other posts, the Chinese drivers have no concept of a highway code. Cars will often go through red lights, they will drive at you when you’re crossing with the green man on and they sometimes use the footpath. But even worse are the mopeds. They use the footpath, go the wrong way, ignore red lights, use pedestrian crossings and basically ignore every single rule in the book. Here is a video I took of a...

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Kunming to Lijiang


Posted on Nov 19, 2013

We took the K9618 from Kunming railway station to Lijiang. It left Kunming at 10am and arrived (on time) at Lijiang at 18:55. We had 9 hours in what is deemed hard seats. 89 Yuan each (£9). Not bad for covering 300 miles. Timetable of K9618 – Kunming – Lijiang. The strange thing was instead of getting seats we got the same sleeper carriage as we had for the overnight from Beijing. But this time everyone sat on the lower...

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A Nice Meal in Kunming


Posted on Nov 17, 2013

Since arriving in China finding really nice food has been harder than expected. This is for a number of reasons, mainly our reluctance to eat different parts of the animal, eat different animals (especially when it comes to seafood), try many of the sauces and also eat in places which don’t have a menu with pictures. We did try to order in a restaurant yesterday which didn’t have pictures in the menu. That was a total...

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A Walk Through Kunming


Posted on Nov 17, 2013

After a few days of resting and planning today we decided we would walk to Golden Temple Park. We knew it would be a good distance but the buses just seem like s huge hassle here and aren’t much quicker. After a couple of hours walking we reached the park. The park had a huge entrance and ticket booths. Tickets to walk in a park, well I suppose there are a few parks and estates that you pay to walk around so that’s fine....

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