As we started for our 4 hours’ journey to Dongchuan Red Land from Kunming, The capital city of Yunan province on an early morning of late September, Jack, our driver had planned to stop at a decent restaurant of Tandian town on midway for breakfast, but Tandian was too far to resist our hunger, therefore we got down at the village market of Sadan, which is 20kms away from Kunming. Still then Jack was not sure about our acceptance level as we had to eat on one of those poor-looking and shabby food-stalls of the market, but his doubt was washed away when he saw us showing interest on the edibility of wasps being sold by some villagers. Wherever we see anything exotic to eat, we give ourselves a chance, unless it’s beyond our affordability. As usually we bought wasps and got thrilled to see the sellers taking the living wasps out of the hive. We ordered lamb noodles soup on one of the food-stalls of the market and also requested them to fry those wasps for us. It tastes good, though nothing extra-ordinary! The market was quite impressive to explore. We saw exotic mushrooms, fruits and veggies on sale over there.
The capital of Yunnan province and the starting point for travelers headed to Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, Kunming will be our stop for a day to rest and stock up on anything we might need for the long train journey (20 hours) to Yangshuo.