Sunday 8th January 2012

Dhaka to Kunming, China by air.

Got charged a lot more for the taxi from the hotel to the airport than I was told the other day, something to do with a strike and the traffic would be really bad, it wasn’t! Got there really quickly, personally I think it’s people making there own bit on top!

Got to the airport in plenty of time, rather be there early than have a last minute rush. Had the normal argument about the bike they were going to charge me $240, got them down to $35, apparently because I’m a tourist! Got charged a lot more for the taxi from the hotel to the airport than I was told the other day, something to do with a strike and the traffic would be really bad, it wasn’t! Got there really quickly, personally I think it’s people making there own bit on top!

Got to the airport in plenty of time, rather be there early than have a last minute rush.

Flight was delayed for 2 hours, bit of a pain, but hey ho. Not to bad a flight apart from at one point, there was an announcement in Chinese, being a Chinese airline, then in English “please could you remain in your seats and fasten your seatbelts, we have a little problem!) I looked around to see the stewardesses faces and everybody else to see if they looked worried but they didn’t and then shortly after an automated announcement came on saying it was turbulence!

Was met at the airport by the people who run the apartment I’m staying in so that was easy. First impressions of China, it’s a lot brighter with street lights, not so busy, but then it is quit late, a lot cleaner no piles of rubbish at the side of the roads and quite cold!

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