We took a flight out of Beijing today and flew down south to Kunming. We were VERY pleased when we stepped off the plane to be greeted by nice, clean, cool air. It was only 64 degrees!!! SO much better than the smoggy heat from beijing. We were then so very happy to lern our hostel is in the heart of the city. Its a crazy hostel, very awesome and we have our own private room and bathroom. We ventured out into the city and had a strange meal of Bone Soup ( they place beef bones in the broth with other things, you knaw off the cartilage and meat off the tips of the bones and then suck out the marrow, kinda yuck). We then took a cheap bus to the Golden Temple out of town. After a a steep flight of stairs we were greeted by awesome temples and stautres dating back from the 16th century. It is still an active Daoism temple so there were monks milling around and people praying to statues. We walked around and took lots of pics and ate ice cream (they sell it everywhere!!). We then bought tickets to take a rollercoster type sled back down to the bottom of the mountain, so much fun. Like The Matterhorn at Disneyland but you control the speed.
Tomorrow we head off to the town of Lijian, a very old city with lots of mountain scenery. Sadly, i cant upload the pics from today (too slow here), but i do have some pics from earlier!!!;
Subways are actually really nice in Beijing. Very easy to get around in and airconditioned!!
Us at the entrance of the HUGE Forbbiden City. The sun was too bright for Alex
One of the many lions that gaurds the Forbbiden City
One of our many chinese dinners. The fish in the top left corner is served fried but with the whole body, his face looks at you while you eat him!!!
until next time...