I just got back from an amazing trip to Yunnan China. My Dad came to visit me and we flew from Vientiane to Kunming. Kunming is the only city that Lao Airlines flies direct to in China. Our plan was to spend some time in Kunming and then take the bus down to Dali so I could meet the black crested gibbon researcher Fan Peng Fei , plus some other staff from Flora & Fauna International (FFI) China.
We got to Kunming and were surprised at how few people in China speak English. We came pretty unprepared with no maps, no guidebooks, and no knowledge of Chinese except for “Nee-how”. After much deliberation we managed to get a taxi to our hotel, check in, and go to look for food in the city. The best thing about Yunnan Province right now is the weather. It is spring time and the weather was absolutely perfect every day we were there. It was so great to actually wear pants and a long sleeve shirt for once.
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