My month-long intensive Chinese class is over and I’m back from Kunming. I had an amazing time, without a doubt my best holiday yet (and I have had some awesome holidays). In fact, this is the first time where I wasn’t relieved to come back home. Usually, after a month or so of traveling I’m exhausted and happy to get back. This time I was extremely exhausted, but not at all happy to be back.
So what was so fun? Well, what wasn’t?! I learned a shit ton of chinese (yes, that is an official measurement), I did different (and fun) things everyday, made friends with a bunch of local people (my phone has 10 new numbers and about 17 new weixin contacts) and spent time with some of the coolest people I’ve met in a long time (my classmates.)
Kunming is also an amazing city. It is called “The Spring City,” due to year-long spring like temperatures, the sky was blue, the air was crisp and the city had some great neighborhoods to explore.
I’ll be writing a few entries on specific things about my time in Kunming, but I thought as a preview I’d just share some random pictures. Thanks to my new iphone (and me always having a camera on hand) I ended up taking about 1,300 pictures in 4 weeks. Don’t worry, you don’t have to look at them all…
So that is just a small sample of the thousand plus pictures I took. In the next few days I’ll be writing about more specific places and things that I did/saw. So, y’all come back now ya hear?