July 12th: Old Burma Road
In the morning Kevin, Glenn and Tim F. left on a bus to Kunming while the tour continued North along the stone paved, narrow and winding Old Burma Road with spectacular views the entire way. This was one of the most beautiful areas I’ve ever been through with lush mountains, waterfalls, hilltop villages and harsh switchbacks. It’s a good thing we had so much to look at as the ride was over 8hrs and 90% of it was bone jarring. I’m sure the shocks on our bus will never be the same.
We stopped at a rural roadside restaurant where Mr. Hu even helped peal potatoes as they prepared our fresh lunch. We pulled into the small town of Lincang (map) in the evening and settled in after a filling meal where we cooked veggies and meat in our individual hot bowls.