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Our main reason for visiting
Kunming was because of its proximity to Lijiang (we needed
to have a shorter airplane trip. Flying can get a bit old
after a while - we know... still plenty of places
to fly in the next 2 months) and Johann wanting to visit
the Stone Forest - a must see attraction when staying in
The stone forest was created over 10 million years ago,
so quite historical when it comes to its geological time
frame. It took about 2 hours to go out to the stone forest
from Kunming - so a pretty long day. Was it worth it? Well,
we think it may depend on your prior experiences with national
parks and geological formations. It was a beautiful day,
sunshine all the way at the actual park (not as in Kunming,
so that had us worried for a bit in the morning...), and
the day could not be any better. The forest is spectacular
- but if you have seen Bryce Canyon, in Utah, USA, it may
appear as a bit small... But still, it was really nice to
Finally, we actually loved Kunming for its diversity - there
were so many minorities in the city, quite the change from
what we had seen prior in China. 57 different minorities
in the whole country and about half can be found in Kunming.
And we also got to taste some delicious food, with fantastic
aromas and intense flavors. Just loved the food!!!
Standing inside the one and only Pagoda located
in the Stone Forest for quick photo.
Can anybody guess what this is? See,
animals have been around for a really long time.
Us humans don't even come close to the history of these
And we think we rule the world?!!!
Good luck for a happy long lasting marriage.
Chinese and their superstitions... (smile)
Two different trees coming together as one, a little bit
and it should have done the trick. Together forever!
I really love taking photos with my camera.
Johann now wants a new one (which by the way, he just
got one a few months ago when he lost his "first" camera
ouch, never to be found again). Anyhow. I try to tell
him that it's not only the work of the camera, but somehow
he doesn't want to listen. Hmm., does this sound familiar,
Kunming's specialty dish - sweet and
sour beer fish. This was sooo delicious. And so much
fun to eat. No bones and cut in small bite size pieces,
just perfect for chop sticks.