Pleasant morning exploring Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden Chinese Academy of Sciences - beautiful extensive gardens on an island of over 1000ha in middle of Luosuo River, divided into sections including medicinal (Chinese and ethnic including Dai, Hani, Jinuo), national trees and flowers (64countries), arboretum and arch paths, museum, ponds and fountains, mirror-tile walkway over ponds etc. Small birds and squirrels darted throughout.
Parked in city near large bank and supermarket, travellers still needed to get sim/data cards for their various devices. KFC provided a clean toilet, although it was a new one for those collecting dunny photos, a ceramic oval with hood on ground and no hose, no discernible flushing mechanism (which way to stand/aim?) Andy took GirlRob to a place where she could “fix your broken leg” (eyeglass repair!).
Walked back to camp via night markets, almost getting run over several times by electric scooters (might be good for reducing smog emissions, but you can't hear them sneak up behind you!). Markets sported tattooists under floodlights and bongs for smoking normal cigarettes (or so we were told…)