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Hekou - Border town in the second-deliciousest country


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As slaves to overnight bus and train schedules, we found ourselves with a day to spend along the Vietnam/China border of Lao Cai/Hekou, and decided to spend it on the China side, as China has the world's second-best food after Thailand.

Here is Sue on the bridge between the two countries, enthusiatically about to enter China.
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As a busy border town in the developing world, we see a lot of cool stuff - long lines of people with huge full bamboo bags being balanced on bikes and open shipping containers, cheaper alternatives to truck transport.
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An assortment of chickens, ducks, geese, bunnies and puppies can be yours for dinner.
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Or, if you're feeling high-end and patriotic, you can have a jade Chairman Mao for a few thousand dollars.
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I love the baby backpacks in Asia. So much easier than carrying them in front. My only concern would be forgetting, and leaning on the baby when I'm sitting on a chair.
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A restaurant serving only the freshest donkey. Glad it's not me.
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Posted by chrisvasil 05:11 Archived in China Tagged tourist_sites

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