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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Dali ghost town

When Xi Jinping visited Erhai about 2 years ago, he took a photo of the lake water in front of him, and said something like he will be back and compare it to a photo later and see if the polluted water has been cleaned up. Very effective method indeed.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Heads Up - Trump-NKorea

@Tiger

Just between us, one reason enough to dislike Chomsky is the fact that he is some kind of hero for a hell a lot of trash. Just find any trash filled courtyard somewhere, with a Bob Marley smoking ganja flag waving outside, combined with strong smell of hashish and fart, empty beer bottles, and withered plants, and go and see which books the guy staying in the place has lying on his sofa. Theres Chomsky, Castaneda, Che Guevara and a document applying social benefit money partly ripped broken, since a part of it has been used as paperfilter for the ganja. Might be an old anti-George Bush cap on the shelf too, next to a portrait of the guy being part of some anti-anti demonstration, on side of the good against all the evil.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Heads Up - Trump-NKorea

Fortunately some of you have found a country where, as expats, things are done in accordance with your the moral values you can stand for.

Manilla by the way, streets were controlled by them drugdealers, kidnappings and maffia, say, if Noam Chomsky was president there, the bad guys would voluntarily become gardeners instead.

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And by the way, Enn mentioned in article, having most primitive conditions may be questioned by a trek a bit further away, behind Kengtung mountains, to Yellow Lahu. Basically in some Yellow Lahu villages you end up in something resembling 19th Century. Francis mentioned in article can do these treks, and 40$/day is a bargain. Wonder if they even have in the Amazones left any of these villages that can be found in some areas of these burmese hinterlands. Between Kengtung and Mongla are also Loi villages that are allowed to visit, with long houses, but the area is increasingly pushing on the tourist map.

@ Alien

Yea, you see a lot of Baptist influence there still from old days mission. Also Catholic, like article mentions. Also Buddhist missionaries have been active, many animist villages around Kengtung have recently converted to buddhism - for various reasons. Buddhism is actively promoted in ethnic areas from Mandalays buddhist university and by state support. Interestingly Tibetan missions also took place to this area, from Jizushan, but thats few hundred years ago. But traces of tantric Buddhism still visible in a few monasteries near Mongla.

Anyone about to visit this area should read a lonesome colonial English officers excellent book: A Burmese loneliness, by Enriquez, Colin Metcalfe. Found free on Internet.

Anyway, question is reasonable. Maybe theres some guard in some corner of that area, the photo only shows a small angle of the area. Most likely there is, since a good deal of those bikes look fairly okay, and furthermore, the text says that they are there waiting to be brought for repair. Whether scrapman has any interest in the bikes, overall, is another question. Like Tiger said, law might be preventing him, he's probably been warned to keep his fingers in control. Maybe Tiger had some point afterall. But for scrapman with all his wits and knowledge, to get a bike on his backyard cant be much of a task. Would be a routine round. Who knows, maybe he got some bikes too, under the plastic collection. Sorry Tiger, maybe its coca cola afterall.

Daz, just saying it sure must be easier to get those bikes at backyard of mr. scrapguy house, compared to smuggling drugs or faking, say, an orchid flower, even a mushroom. And both of those take place plenty. Mr. scrapman probably has a special carpet for his sanlunche, or a larger aluminium plate for a special use. Maybe a bucket of paint and a metal saw hanging on the front handle. Anyway, me got no clue if Scrapman is out to collect them bikes, just said if he wants to get them through his gate it sure must be as easy as making duck slices look like mutton. Point was anyway scrapman had not picked up those bikes on Campos link, the chinese text says they are broken and are waiting to be fixed.

@Tiger

Banks, police, ferraris, eggs, rice and whatnot can and are faked, meanwhile people smuggling truckloads of drugs over a Yunnan border, and here we have Tiger saying the bikes would be too highly visible to bring through a scrap metal dealers gates.

Tiger must be boiling and slurping that city water also.

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One of The Best bakeries in Asia. (note: ASIA)

Oh,....the ciabatta with cheese. Theres so much cheese on the bread, (and enough butter too), that you almost feel guilty being treated with it for 26 yuan. Its like buying a cheese with some bread.

Excellent place! Looking back at Yunnan, its like a miracle something has succeeded like Bakery 88.

Thank You.