In Tengchong we got couped up for a few days. Zev came down with a bit of a flu in Tengchong, but things turned around quickly. I’m so glad he’s feeling better. Zev’s fever broke after a night of mumbling in his sleep, the
giant rat tiny mouse thumping around our hotel room finally went to sleep at 4:30am, and the electricity came back on later that morning.
The next morning we hit the road. After an overnight bus ride featuring a symphony of snoring and coughing, we arrived in Kunming. We were thrilled to bump into a Carrefour on our way from the bus station to the hotel, and splurged on lots of yummy Western food. We also splashed out on a nice upmarket business hotel. Our hotel picnic featured a baguette, President butter, real American cheddar cheese, and mustard. Le sigh, it was the greatest turnaround ever witnessed. A hot shower and some bread will really mend any problems in life.
The rest of the day was spent roaming around Kunming, shipping souvenirs home, shopping (got a new iPhone case!), and snacking on boiled peanuts, a fried chicken sandwich, and an ice cream cone. I don’t know what Zev ate, but I conquered those treats by myself…oink oink indeed.
Tomorrow morning we fly to Burma/Myanmar. So excited! Gotta get packing.