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Off topic: I was fortunate to have visited the cemetery of Rachel's namesake; Ernest "Papa" Hemingway, at Ketchum Idaho. Far off the beaten track; a winter ski resort area, it was worth the detour, for those with a literary inclination..

He lies alongside wife Mary, with a slender evergreen at the head of both graves, which were simple slabs of dark granite; about 8 feet (2 & 1/2 M) long.. Visitors had left little trinkets, coins, etc, at the foot of the graves; otherwise, no magic-markings or signs of desecration in this quiet and desolate location.. Other Hemingway graves were not far away, but whose names I don't remember.

And when in doubt, recycle anyway. Even if the plastic is unfit for re-use, it is generally incinerated in environmentally approved facilities, with proper filtration.

Burnt unfiltered plastic releases toxic levels of p.c.b's.

It is regrettable that bio-degradable plastic has yet to gain traction on an industrial basis. It was developed around 5 years ago, in the US, as I recall.
Many people simply don't grasp the theory of recycling; never have and never will.

My experience indicates that southern Europe is as guilty of plastic pollution as the Asian nations; there are simply many more people in Asia.

@mutikonka

Thanks! Yes, January is a great season for cycling south. I saw parts of the new highway still being built along the Honghe river, but like you say the old road is nice cycling, I did it a couple of years ago during Spring Festival. I'm looking at Nujiang for a next trip.

Kunming dog.
I wandered that as well some time ago when this list came out. For me Kunming dogs are the small brown dogs that roam my neighbourhood in packs but I was mistaken.
During WWII a Chinese version of the German shepherd was bread in Kunming because there was a great need for guard dogs. So the Kunming dog is a German shepherd like dog.

Great trip. You're right about the weather - I did the same route in January when temperatures were perfect for cycling. A bit chilly up at the rice terraces, but nothing too extreme. It's also worth continuing for a couple more days from Yangyuan down the old Red River road to Hekou - very quiet because all the traffic goes on the new highway.

Bump for this fine interview by Chris. Oldie but a goodie. Rest assured Brian and Jeanee, The Linden Centre is still standing magnificently. The patio view of the moutainscape is sublime. Less crowded than last year where waiting list was required. Now is a opportune time to visit. Unfortunately, Xizhou's park further down the road has been closed since last September due to road construction and has yet to reopen despite three wheelers and horse drawn carriages hawking tourists.

The dining area's homage to Flying Tigers is a reminder US-Sino relations were once intimately closer. USA and China need to rekindle that bygone spirit if ever is the time.

Here is a translation of the list of banned dogs:
1. Tibetan Mastiff
2. Bit Bullfight
3. Dogo Argentina: i
4. Brazilian Fira
5. Japanese Tosa
6. Central Asian Shepherd Dog
7. East Sichuan
8. Soviet Russian Shepherd Dog
9. German Shepherd
10. Bull head
11. Mastiff
12. Casello, Italy
13. Great Dane
14. Russian Caucasus
15. Italian twisted Boliton
16. Stafford
17. Afghan Hound
18. Boeing
19. Weimar Hound
20. Canidae
21. Blood Hunting Hound
22. Masianji
23. English Bulldog
24. Akita
25. Newfoundland dog
26. Bellingdon
27. Kelly Blue
28. Chinese Rural Dog
29. Soviet Red Dog
30. Kunming dog
31. Doberman
32. Belgian Shepherd Dog
33. Rottweiler

"Dogs raised outside the key management areas may not be brought in."

Curious how this regulation deals with people (foreigners or Chinese) who may want to move in Kunming and bring their pet dogs with...?