Woke up early and got 8 hour train to Kunming from Lijiang. Grubby. Ate too much long life food. Got to Kunming which was crazy busy and security ridiculous due to terrorist attack last year. Hardly any food at station. Ate chips and ice cream- feel so unhealthy! Get worst sleeper yet! They don't wash the sheets and it's small and dirty. Commence 23 hour train ride to Guilin.
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Woke at 6 for bus to gorge.tom makes us toast, yak butter worst butter yet- so gross! Have the rest of my toast with honey then check out (breakfast, 2x water, accomodation and £4.50 bus ticket came to £7.70 in total?). Meet Montreal Simon and his dad en route to bus who ate doing trek. Missing abo! Meet couple called Dan and Carla- excellently entertaining. And Carla in fluent in mandarin after teaching here 3 years. Ike shor but tiring with a scary sky ladder...
Up early for flight. In Lijiang for 10 am! Met at airport by random bumbling Brit waiting for friend who arranged us taxi for 8£- what a delight. Met at hostel by iris. A traveller who is working there for 1 week. Iris a chinese girl who appears bored +++ so helps us plan route. Hostel like home with missmatched bedding and wood everywhere staying in 3 bed dorm for 3£ per night. Tom the owner trying to cook for us so depart. Head to old town (short walk). Dodge...