Ricks, bricks and bent bamboo
Ava bought a Bengali dress a couple of days ago but it needed altering. We splashed out on an air-conditioned taxi to return to the shop, some 6km away, today. But the roads were absolutely jam packed with rickshaws, buses, cars, baby-taxis (motorised ricks), bicycles and ambulances. After 2 hours we had travelled just 4km! Unbelievable!
At that point, I decided to get out to walk the final 2km to the shop while Ava returned to the hotel (another 2 hours). I was lucky to meet a really nice Bengali guy at the shop, however, who gave me a lift most of the way back, via less congested backroads. It turned out he is also a "country-bagger", with a very impressive 46 countries visited. I suggested a race, with him trying to reach 50 before I reach 100.
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Paul Hider lives and works in Kunming (SW China) and regularly updates this blog about his life there.
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