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What Happend in Shangra-la


Sorry about the vague last post, but I was really tired and Lihao and I were about to leave. So what happened. We were staying at a Hostel in Deqin, an awesome little tibetian village, but we had to take a 6 hour bus ride on a narrow windy road to get back to civilization. Well we wake up early and trudge to the little bus station where we find out that Lihao couldn't find our tickets. This was a bit problematic cuz one, since we bought the four tickets we couldnt buy more on the bus since it was now full, and 2, we needed to be in shangra-la by a certain time to make our flight to Kunming. SO we just snuck on the bus and when they came to collect our tickets we laughed and punched them. No, we just explained the situation and they believed us since the bus was full with us on it. So we drive back to shangra-la and have plenty of time to waste so we go to a 16th century Daoist monestary complete with giant buddah things. We hang around for a while then head to the airport. When we get there we discover that it is closed. It seemed like a tiny airport, but it worried us that it was closed and our flight was in 1 hour. We find someone and show them our ticket and they tell lihao that the travel agency booked our flight from the wrong city (The city was re-named Shangra=la, like the place in the novel, but supposedly a couple of cities go by that name so our travel agent was confused when she booked the flight…) We call the agency and they clear things up for us and switch our tickets but now we fly out at 9 instead of 7. Well that's fine and dandy, but because of a bad storm in Kunming our flight was delayed 3 hours. We get into Kunming at 1am, and lihao gets in a fight with a taxi driver cuz he was going to scam us. By the time we get to the hostel, we find they gave our room away since it was so late, so we were split up and put into different dorms. The next day Lihao did some more yelling at the staff when they tried to give our room away again, and we got our cool 4 bed room for cheap!! After that we kinda chilled out after our ordeal. Alex and hillary chilled at the hostel and Lihao and I went to explore some park and the Kunming University. The next day we sadly parted ways with Liaho, he headed back to Beijing to be with his family for a few days and we headed to Shanghai. We have been in Shanghai for 2 days now and its really cool, a big modern city but still very chinese. I will post pics and stuff in my next blog in 5 mins so watch out!!

Posted by Neato24 20:20 Archived in China

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