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Through Laos to Thailand

Left Kunming on the 19th of November after recovering from my flu and a sinus problem that followed it. Spent some days in Jinghong again, not doing much and then continued to Mengla near the Laotian border.¬†¬†Then a bus from Mengla to Luang namtha, in Laos. Things have changed in 6 years: electricity 24/7 thanks […]

Ruili, Dali, Lijiang and the tiger leaping gorge

Ruili is not Yunnan’s Sin City that it was two years ago, but still interesting. Lots of friendly Burmese people and good food. I especially liked the purple pancakes with brown sugar and peanut powder. I have had them before somewhere, but they were brown then. Or maybe it was too dark to see that […]

Tried to get from Jinghong to Ruili along the border

… but failed because of landslides, damn it. But it was fun, mostly. A bus down to Jinghong, which is a nice town, capital of Xishuangbanna. Not very Chinese. Lots of men in skirts, Burmese that is. Most people are Dai, and all signs are in Dai written using the Burmese script in addition to […]