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Worldwide Travel Itinerary for 2 Days in Kunming, China

The Stone Forest, Kunming, China

In the Worldwide Travel Itinerary section of To the Nations Worldwide, we explore our itineraries from previous trips. Here we will explain what we did in each day very briefly. This section of our blog does not intend to be detailed with our events, but to provide a basic outline of what you can do given a certain time period in a location we have visited and how much it…

Worldwide Travel Photo: Entrance to the Yunnan Ethnic Village in Kunming, China

Yunnan Ethnic Village, Kunming, China

Location: Yunnan Ethnic Village, Kunming, China Photographer: Michael Pletz Background Information: Our trip to Kunming, though not planned, was an enjoyable one. It is a naturally beautiful place to see, in a place in China that is not as big of a tourist attraction than other cities in China. There are plenty of attractions that will keep you entertained, whether it is a place within the city or a day…

Must See Travel Destinations: Kunming, China

The Stone Forest, Yunnan, China

Destination Name: Kunming Country: China Destination Type: A city in a province full of natural beauty. How to Get There: Kunming has it’s own airport. Cost: Transportation within the city via taxis and buses is inexpensive. Meals cost us anywhere from approximately $5 USD to $15 USD per person. Meals for any price range are easily found. The biggest cost for us was the price of admission to sites like…

Worldwide Travel Attractions: Yunnan Ethnic Village in Kunming, China

Entrance Gate to Yunnan Ethnic Village, Kunming, China

Attraction: Yunnan Ethnic Village Where: Kunming, China Type: Village / Architecture / Culture How: We took a taxi from Green Lake Park to the village, costing us 25 Yuan (less than $4 USD). Cost: There is no admission into the first part of the village where you can find tea shops, restaurants, and souvenir shops. To go further into the village it will cost 90 Yuan (less than $15 USD)….

Worldwide Travel Experiences: Street Food at 3 A.M. in Kunming, China

Street Food in Kunming, China

Experience: Late night eating in China Where: Kunming, China Type: Food How: Find any street food vendors late at night in Kunming. We were lucky to have found a street of vendors shortly after being dropped off by the bus from the airport. Cost: The cost of the noodles we purchased was less than $5 USD. Duration: We looked around the different food vendors, ordered our noodles, and ate. This…

Worldwide Travel Photo: Painting in Kunming, Yunnan, China

Painting in Kunming, Yunnan, China

Location: Kunming, China Photographer: Michael Pletz Background Information: Our trip to Kunming was short-lived. We did get to do some amazing things while there for a few days, but there still remains many things we wish we could have seen within the city and the surrounding area. One of the best things about traveling is walking around the city and getting a feel for the day-to-day exercises of the people….

Worldwide Travel Attractions: Green Lake Park, Kunming, China

Green Lake, Kunming, China

Attraction: Green Lake Park Where: Kunming, China Type: Park How: When we were in Kunming, we were lucky enough to be staying just a five minute walk to the park. Easier ways of transport are finding a bus or take a taxi to the park. Cost: There is no admission into the park. Hours: Anytime Duration: We walked into the park, watched the seagulls and people, took pictures, and got…

Worldwide Travel Photo: Seagulls and Green Lake Park in Kunming, China

Green Lake, Kunming, China

Location: Kunming, China Photographer: Michael Pletz Background Information: In the winter, we found ourselves in Kunming, China for a few days. It was an unplanned visit that came because a change in our flight schedule from South Korea to Nepal. We took advantage of the time we had in the city, beginning in the early morning hours after we landed. The next day, we walked from our hostel to the…

Natural Attractions: The Stone Forest Near Kunming, China

The Stone Forest, Kunming, China

Our trip to Kunming, China was an unplanned, 3-day reroute from Seoul, South Korea to Kathmandu, Nepal. Though we were initially disappointed that our trip to Nepal would be shortened by three days, we quickly found a few interesting attractions to see in Kunming and the surrounding area, including the beautiful natural attractions that the province of Yunnan was well-known for. The number one thing on our itinerary was to…

Worldwide Travel Photo: Get Lost in the Stone Forest, Yunnan, China

The Stone Forest, Yunnan, China

Location: The Stone Forest, Yunnan, China Photographer: Michael Pletz Background Information: The less-traveled Yunnan province of China has a lot to offer the nature-loving traveler. One of which is the Stone Forest. This place is filled with amazing photo opportunities from the foot of massive limestone formations to the panoramic views of rolling hills littered with the eroded limestone. Getting there from Kunming takes about 1 to 1.5 hours. You…

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