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Day 147 - Dan Dan Noodles, Viruses & Trains to Dali

Hey all!

So today was my last day in Kunming before heading to Dali on the night train. I had a fun couple of days in Dali but I won't go into it now, that's for a later blog post.

Today I got up early and tried to do some washing but it turned out that the hostel didn't have a dryer so that wasn't going to happen as it was nowhere near warm enough outside to dry my clothes over the course of the day. I spent a few hours catching up with my journal and my blog, then I met Noam & Hadar in the communal area. Noam told me that she had an SD card in her camera that wouldn't work properly and that she thought it was full of viruses. She was going to take it to a photography shop and get it sorted but as I wasn't doing anything I said that I'd take a look at it and it turned out that it was full of viruses after all. Luckily she had a backup of all of her photos bar one set of them so I just copied the one set off the memory card then formatted it and put the copied set of photos back on afterwards.

Noam thanked me for sorting it out for her and we all decided to go out for some lunch so we headed off to Dan Dan Noodles; a nice place just down the road from our hostel. I had shredded pork fried rice which was very nice and we sat around and chatted about our plans for the next few days and for travelling in general. Once we had done I returned to the hostel and tried to get a DVD to play on the TV but it would only come on in black & white. I tried everything possible to get it to play in colour and the hostel staff couldn't figure it out either so I gave up on the idea eventually. Skype had been working intermittently all day so I managed to call two of my Grandmas and we had a good chat which was very nice. Afterwards I called and booked my hostel in Dali then spent the rest of the evening chatting to Noam & Hadar and playing poker until the time came for me to catch my train.

A forty minute walk to the train station later, I boarded my train and settled down for the night in my sleeper bed then fell asleep listening to music. The music was required as I was in the first carriage of the train so all you could hear was the train horn going constantly and sleep wouldn't have happened without music or earplugs.

Right, I've got lots to do today as it's my last full day in China before I go to Vietnam so I shall be off now.

Bye folks!

Posted by UKtoCA 16:11

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