Asia | China | Yunnan Province | Kunming – Leaving Yunnan province
I’m leaving for Sichuan this afternoon, and checked out the streets near Yunnan University. The areas around any major college in China are always best places to find cheap and quality books and music. I found a CD store that sold police impounded smuggled CDs with a hole on the jacket for $1 each. The place was packed, and I picked up some Adam Sandler, The Doors, Indian instrumental, and stuff I had never heard of. After buying a few books on Yunnan folklores, I was about to tip over when I put on my backpack.
There were regrets during my stay in Yunnan, mainly due to the inclement weather, but I left with much more awe. Every time I came to Yunnan, I ended up feeling that there was more left to see than when I first started. Nu River Canyons, Lugu Lake, Tiger Leaping Gorge, and Red River Valley are now on my list for next time. I looked out from the train window. This is what Yunnan is: red muddy river rushing along the railway, lush steppe fields, roaming buffalos, and the gray tiled roofs.