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Kunming, China

Kunming was a great city just to wander around & hang out really.....there are no major tourist sights as such, but a real big bonus was that the temperature there was so cool which was a real welcome.
We stayed in the area close to the University so it had a great studenty/cafe culture feel, very laid back full of quirky shops & bars so it was just perfect for us!

Within the city, amongst the fast food restaurants & chain stores is the Bird & Flower market which is really worth a visit- you can buy pretty much anything you want to here although I think it's a lot more tame than it used to be. But you can definitely pick us something far more interesting than in the high street shops.

We were also very close to Green Lake park which was where all the locals would go to sing Karaoke, do their Tai Chi, or just generally dance around and have fun. But the best thing was that the majority of the locals were over 60. At least. They'd be singing & dancing around, having great fun & it was so lovely to watch. Not to mention very entertaining. To say there were a few 'characters' hanging around would be an understatement ;-)

permalink written by  mich_and_dan_moors on July 27, 2011 from Kunming, China
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