What about the city of Kunming? Effectively, our campus is quite far away from the center of Kunming. We must take the metro for 40min or the taxi to reach the center. But finally arrived it’s a cultural choc.
We live in the Kunming’s surrounding where a lot of vegetation is present in the city comparable to American big city. Kunming is the tenth city in China, so it is big and well developed. More than 10 million people are living in Kunming. Big screens on buildings, nice architecture with a Chinese touch like lights or temples, and squares where people are playing mahjong, we can feel a real animation in this city.
Big American firm are present such as Macdonald, Kentucky fried chicken or Nike. It is super crowded, when the red-light for cars is red, it’s hundreds of people who are crossing the streets. And a funny anecdote is that walkers don’t have the priority compare to car, in order to not slowdown the traffic. So, to cross some streets, we need to be brave and have faith.
Kunming is a very active city, by day or night, there will be always people in the streets. At night the city is very beautiful because of all the lights, in the streets or on big buildings. Furthermore, most of shops are still open. There are many pubs and clubs which show the night life in this city.
Chinese people like being in group go out at night to drink, sing or dance. There are many KTV, for us is karaoke, but KTV is a huge place where you can rent a room, buy drinks or food and spend the night singing most famous Chinese singles or European singles.
Many things are hidden in this big city, and I discovered so much in only one day. During my trip I will try to write another article on Kunming but for the moment. I leave you there for this one and hope you enjoyed it. I hope you will read my next article about my travel to the most beautiful rice culture in the world.