SHOTS FROM JINHONG

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I’m currently in Jinhong, China, a town on the Mekong River. It’s located in the Xishuangbanna region of Yunnan province, near the border with Laos and Burma. The town has a proper Southeast Asian feel, with palm tree-lined streets and heavy, hot air. Today is my last day here, so I humbly offer you these photos for your perusal.

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A thunderstorm in the making. Or is it a picture of God, like on those Christian posters from the 80’s?

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A boil of Koi.

I’m currently in Jinhong, China, a town on the Mekong River. It’s located in the Xishuangbanna region of Yunnan province, near the border with Laos and Burma. The town has a proper Southeast Asian feel, with palm tree-lined streets and heavy, hot air. Today is my last day here, so I humbly offer you these photos for your perusal.

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A thunderstorm in the making. Or is it a picture of God, like on those Christian posters from the 80’s?

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A boil of Koi.

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A bridge over the Mekong, or Lang Can Jiang, as it’s called on this side of the border.

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The palm trees offer much needed shade from the afternoon sun.

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Buildings of Jinhong.

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Even China has crazy homeless people. Communist utopia has yet to be realized.

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The Mighty Reds’ reach makes it to the banks of the Mekong (for Scouser Stu).

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Big river. The rainy season in full effect.

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This is the preferred mode of local transporation.

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I love chicken, even when splayed out in a filthy market.

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Our little hotel is convenient located next to the “Drug Park.” That’s my kind of joint.

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Sam and me, tired, hot, and covered with man-sweat, after bicycling up a mountain on the other side of the river.



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