Existing Member?

Let Large in the US Two recently married Tasmanians, flying to the US, with ambitions to buy a bb gun at walmart, be stars in LA by wearing sunlasses indoors, re-marry in Vegas, pack an artery with creole cooking in New Orleans, and determine whether America needs saving

Kunming - Home of the Silver Bells Bicycle Gang

CHINA | Wednesday, 18 April 2007 | Views [1453] | Comments [1]

Yunan Yankers Home Base

Yunan Yankers Home Base

What ever you use for currency, whether it be Yuan, US Dollar, or tofu - everything is relatively cheap.  It is said the low prices have been forced upon the local govenment as a result of a feud between the Kunming Silver Bell Gypsies, and the Yunnan Yankers bicycle gangs.  According to local knowledge the the latter name is a result of the influence from western countries.  It is said that the war began when Chairman Uio Pan Min made derogatory comments about the opposition gangs riding style.  And the Yunnan Yankers have been wreaking vengence upon their rivals by pricking their tyres with pins and running away very quietly - ever since.  The increasing hostility has forced locals and tourists elsewhere as both gangs frequently rove the streets looking for trouble.  Anyone between the age of 10 and 105 can join either gang, and although the differences in clothing is negligable, the Yunna Yankers have a distinct  riding style involving bending their right leg outwards. 

I Generally steer clear of the gangs.  I have just left kunming and I am in New Da'Li.  We went horse back riding to a temple yesterday and then walked to a famous site called the 3 Padodas.  Today we road some bicycles around the Da'Li lake and it took all day. So far having a great time.  Tomorrow, We are leaving by boat to - somewhere, I'm not actually sure I haven't looked  at my itinery but I'm getting there.

You will have to forgive the fact that I haven't posted any images of Da'Li so far, if the internet is too slow it just doesn't work, and a lot of the commands here are in chinese.

Tags: Culture



Funny riding stylz
i will be striking a few Yankers poses on my bike this weekend. i'll show those gypse jokers.

  Ezza Apr 19, 2007 9:53 PM

Add your comments

(If you have a travel question, get your Answers here)

In order to avoid spam on these blogs, please enter the code you see in the image. Comments identified as spam will be deleted.

About largeone


Follow Me

Where I've been


Photo Galleries

Near Misses

My trip journals

See all my tags 



Travel Answers about China

Do you have a travel question? Ask other World Nomads.