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First impressions of Jinghong

Jinghong, China


Jinghong is warm, its right in the south of Yunnan province near the borders of Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand, its technically a separate little region called Xishuanbanan, most of the signs here are in Thai and Chinese and there are a lot of SE asian looking folk around. I got here early this morning, it was still dark, after an uncomfortable ride on the night bus, i knew it was going to be warm as i stepped off the bus at 6am because i was comfortable standing there in my shorts and T-shirt, after a bit of a trek and a failure to find a bed at my first choice hostel i got myself into a bamboo hut built on stilts in the traditional Dai style! its cool but not very soundproof. Had a bit of a kip and wondered about town to the Mekong river and into a few touristy cafe's that have loads of info on trekking and cycling in the area, there seems to be loads to do, and assuming i can afford to i hope to hang around for a while as there is a big festival in the middle of april which would be worth seeing, so i hope to pass the time trekking, cycling and probably reading, sounds good to me!


permalink written by  Dan on March 29, 2008 from Jinghong, China
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How was the night bus? Check out the Forest Cafe in Jinghong - I really fancied going on one of their treks. Have fun and enjoy the thai food and pineapple on sticks! xxh

permalink written by  helen on March 29, 2008


Why are the bamboo huts on stilts??
Mum


permalink written by  carol atherton on March 31, 2008


Because you keep your livestock underneath!

permalink written by  Dan on March 31, 2008

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