Bike-Ride To Australia 9th-January 2012

Bike-Ride To Australia Monday 9th-January 2012 Kunming, China. I put my bike together first thing and went out for a ride to make sure everything worked okay. And I’m happy to report that not only am I getting good at dismantling the bike. But reassembly is also getting quicker and easier! What a different place Kunming is to Dhaka! The streets are immaculately clean and much more like roads back home. The roads are so quiet, well not really, but compared with Dhaka, it’s like riding in the countryside! So different to what I’ve been used to for the past month!

Road traffic tall buildings
It’s so different here

The people seem to be a lot more reserved. They don’t stop and stare like in India and Bangladesh. They don’t tend to make eye contact either, and they’re certainly not as curious, or maybe that’s just me! The smells as you walk around. It’s like being permanently in a Chinese restaurant! And the taste of the food is gorgeous. It’s nothing like the Chinese food we have at home, even though the smells are the same.

Food is so cheap, and there’s such a variety. Lunch cost 60p for beef, chicken and rice, and dinner tonight cost £1 for some noodles. Although I haven’t got a clue what I’m ordering, there’s no English anywhere, and nobody speaks any English either. I think I will have to learn how to use chopsticks, or I’ll be going hungry! I think I managed okay tonight though, well with a bit of coaching from some locals and the chef! I’ve not seen any other cutlery anywhere! I think I’m going to like China!

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