Today promised a lot and, after a shaky start, delivered the goods. The shaking was down to a nasty attack of chest pains and dizziness on the bus as we headed to XiJiang - the largest Miao village in China, and indeed the world. By the time our bus arrived I was finding it hard to walk and breathe, so I was ushered straight to a local clinic and seen immediately by two doctors and a policeman! It was a really nice change from my usual solo travelling to have Ava there sorting everything out while I was laid out flat with the room spinning.
After consultation by phone with my usual doctor in Kunming, I was given the usual Chinese remedy of "have a rest and drink lots of water". An hour later, however, I was feeling a lot better and after a short walk to get lunch, I felt fine. We then had a wonderful afternoon exploring the fantastic city-sized village.
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