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China Says Five Injured From Myanmar Artillery Shells

Chinese authorities have announced that five people have been killed by artillery shells fired by rebels in neighbouring Myanmar. 207 more words


return to kunming & an afternoon at yunnan nationalities village

Saturday, February 14:  This morning, we decide to forgo the return bus to Kunming.  Instead, we pay 500 yuan (~$80) to hire a driver to drive us back.   2,094 more words


exploring the fringes of the stone forest {part 2}

Friday, February 13:  After Alex and I emerge from the dense inside of the Major Stone Forest Scenic Area, we head to the perimeter road to retrace our minibus ride on foot.   1,306 more words


an expedition to the stone forest {part 1}

Friday, February 13:  We check out of our hotel early to head to Kunming’s East Bus Station.  I’ve seen big bus stations before,  notably in Istanbul, but this is by far the most sprawling and chaotic bus station I’ve encountered in China.   1,157 more words


Are there really 276 Bamboo species in Yunnan?

I visited Yunnan Province in southern China several times during the first years of this century, when I was helping the local authorities and the UNESCO National Committee of China with the nomination of the Stone Forest near Shilin as a natural World Heritage Area. 879 more words


a flight to kunming & an afternoon at yuantong temple

Thursday, February 12:  At mid-morning, we have a flight from Dali to Kunming that is delayed by nearly an hour.  So far, of all the flights we’ve taken in China, it’s the norm that the plane has departed late, at least by a half-hour.   1,051 more words