Travel Blogs from Dali, China

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To the mountains of Dali, Dali, China travel blog

To the mountains of Dali

A travel blog entry by luolan

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... some reason, there is a profusion of hippie apparel, which seems just a little out of place in the middle of southwestern China. The kind of clothes that remind me of eccentric middle-aged great aunts who are elementary school librarians and like to do ...

Travel fatugue, Dali, China travel blog

Travel fatugue

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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So I'm here, but I'm tired. My cloths are tired. Every T-shirt that doesn't have a stain has a whole. The last pair of slacks I bought in London are tearing off as if I'd soaked them in  acid. My shoes are tired. The hiking boots are coming apart ...

Day 51, Dali, China travel blog

Day 51

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... relax. That night, I played pool and met a few people including a guy and girl from a deli in Michigan who were in China researching tea! They'd been paid to come here and tour China on expenses while sipping tea and taking it easy - what a great ...

Day 52, Dali, China travel blog

Day 52

A travel blog entry by poolman99

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... else was sleeping. Derek cooked me a bacon sandwich and we had a good chat about his time in China. Steve and I took a bus into the main part of Dali and did some shopping. I didn't have a warm jacket for the mountain trekking we'd been doing lately ...

Shopping and potato heaven!, Dali, China travel blog

Shopping and potato heaven!

A travel blog entry by lizandsteve

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... as friends! We've also explored the city walls surrounding the centre of town which was interesting - great views and atmosphere. China really does keep surprising us - it's nothing like we expected, and is so varied in people and cultures and ...

Dali festival April 2009, Dali, China travel blog

Dali festival April 2009

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... 100 people to get their tickets. A further twenty tickets have been marked out for free transportation without the accommodation. The Dali Folk Festival itself will run from April 10 to April 16. Ethnic musicians, dancers and performers from all over ...

The lost jew of Dali, Dali, China travel blog

The lost jew of Dali

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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An interview with a foreigner living in Dali, Yunnan ...

Landslide pics from Yunnan, Dali, China travel blog

Landslide pics from Yunnan

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... view photo taken on Nov. 6, 2008 shows the Dasongshu Village of Xishelu Township in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture of southwest China's Yunnan Province is dived into two by the landslide. Chuxiong is one of the worst-hit areas in the rain-triggered ...

Six die in bus crash on Dali road, Dali, China travel blog

Six die in bus crash on Dali road

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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Six died and 24 were injured after a bus ran off an expressway and fell down onto a riverside in southwest China's Yunnan Province, local traffic police said on Sunday. The bus with 30 aboard hit guardrails and ran off the expressway in Dali Bai ...

more eclipse Dali, Dali, China travel blog

more eclipse Dali

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... lasted 8 minutes and 17 seconds, the longest duration of the eclipse in the country. The phenomenon ended in east China's Jiaodong Peninsula, Shandong Province, with an eclipse at sunset. In ancient times, ordinary people were forbidden to study ...

Gay bar empty, Dali, China travel blog

Gay bar empty

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... in Yunnan province's Dali town, was slated to open Tuesday to mark World AIDS Day, the China Daily reported. But the intense media attention that greeted the announcement of its opening kept ...

Kung-fu thoughts, Dali, China travel blog

Kung-fu thoughts

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... meat. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is rice and vegetables. I'm loving it. After the daily struggle to order anything without meat in China, I eat with no fear and great appetite.   The days at the monastery are all the same, yet not quite. For ...

50% discount on 5- star hotel in Lijiang, Dali, China travel blog

50% discount on 5- star hotel in Lijiang

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... and spa suites on its extensive Naxi-styled resort grounds, each with views of towering Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. This is the Banyan Tree Group's flagship resort in China, offering a luxury pool villa experience that's unrivaled in the Yunnan ...

Dali gets a gay bar to fight AIDS, Dali, China travel blog

Dali gets a gay bar to fight AIDS

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... in reducing transmission, our 120,000 yuan will be well-spend," Jiang Anmin, deputy director of health in Dali, told the paper. China's gay community for decades lived in fear of discrimination and prejudice, with the earliest gay bars often the ...

Parental Adventures in China, Part I, Kunming and Dali, China travel blog

Parental Adventures in China, Part I

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... , hiking in the mountains, and riding in various forms of transportation, Ed and Jean were warming more and more to southwestern China. "It's not as remote as I thought." "The food is excellent." Slowly the barriers were being broken, a few ...

Chinese Schwarzenegger on the b..b.b.b...b.b.b.bus, Dali, China travel blog

Chinese Schwarzenegger on the b..b.b.b...b.b.b.bus

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... want to: Guilin ma? The skies lightened from the urban dust and smog as we approached the small big city of Guilin. Small for China because it's a city under a million people, but that's still big, if you know what I mean. A few minutes later I was ...

Volunteer English teacher - Yunnan - late July, Dali, China travel blog

Volunteer English teacher - Yunnan - late July

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... is famous for. Last year several foreigners taught at Hua Ping - and all enjoyed the experience as a highlight of their time in China. You don't have to be a trained teacher to help out - just someone who can speak English! The placement can be shared ...

Our first week in China, Dali, China travel blog

Our first week in China

A travel blog entry by sarah

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... for both of us). Well fed and well rested, we got on the train to Kunming, in the Yunnan province of south-west China. I don't think that I realized what a truly big country China was until we had been on the train for 18 hours, and were still ...

Leaving the Gorge, Dali, China travel blog

Leaving the Gorge

A travel blog entry by hils

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... . Our bus driver from a few days before eventually turned up and took us back to Lijiang where we jumped on another bus to Dali. We reached Dali at around 4pm and had a little while to shower and get clean before we headed out for some dinner. We went ...

Wu Wei Temple and the Five Elements, Dali, China travel blog

Wu Wei Temple and the Five Elements

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Overlooking the ripening winter wheat and vegetable fields, Erhai Lake, Dali's three pagodas, and the old town, Wu Wei Temple remains a mountain haven for Kung Fu practitioners. The temple is tucked into a pine forest on the slopes of Cang Shan, which ...

9 Hours from TLG to Dali, Dali, China travel blog

9 Hours from TLG to Dali

A travel blog entry by shanewilson

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... typically Tibettan with the full range of colours, hat and beard to follow. We are staying at the Number 5 Guesthouse in Dali... a hostel in a tree house. The hostel has all the basic facilities including free internet (good for catching up on ...

To Dali, Dali, China travel blog

To Dali

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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Got up fairly early to get out of Lijiang. It had really disappointed me and I just wanted to escape and Dali seemed like salvation for a couple of days. The bus ride was fairly uneventful and took about 5 hours in a minibus. We checked into the No5 Youth ...

Yunnanese Old Towns, Dali and Lijiang, Yunnan, China travel blog

Yunnanese Old Towns

A travel blog entry by beats

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Dali From Kunming, I took a night train to Dali, a small historic town with a beautiful cobbled streeted old town. It was a very relaxed place, where I spent three days, that was easy to wander around and make a couple of trips out of the town to lakes ...

Blood and Beer  (Naughty or Nice?), Dali, China travel blog

Blood and Beer (Naughty or Nice?)

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... myself and Mimbo of course. I'm surprised that no one protests me going. They let me sit at the front. As we head down to Dali, I turn around to check on Mimbo and see one of the local guys handing out cigarettes.   "What are you doing?!", I ...

The third silk route stands up, Dali, China travel blog

The third silk route stands up

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... international trade and relations. At long last. Always on the fringe of the great empire, it has maintained relationships with China's neighbours in south-east Asia, particularly in the Mekong basin. And the trade links have extended across Tibet ...

Blood and Beer Continue (the Naughty or Nice part), Dali, China travel blog

Blood and Beer Continue (the Naughty or Nice part)

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... taking his email to check on him later.     After the hospital we all had a dinner. Mimbo decided to stay in Dali - cleaner and closer to the hospital. Now, since we all were in town already, the guys didn't want to go back to the ...

The Land of the Bai People, Dali, China travel blog

The Land of the Bai People

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... ,000 feet tall. They form the eastern boundary of Tibet. Here, just north of the Myanmar (formerly Burma) border, west of Han China, and east of Tibet, the Bai ethnic group lives in the valleys and mountains. Their language and culture is unique, yet ...

New road between Lijiang and Dali, Dali, China travel blog

New road between Lijiang and Dali

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... construction will last for four years. The Dali Highway features the longest mileage and largest investment since Yunnan province started building roads. The photo shows the construction commencement ceremony of the Dali Highway. By People's Daily Online ...

Viewing the eclipse, Dali, China travel blog

Viewing the eclipse

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... . From a nearby shop it is the main thing on the news. There are reports from places all over China,but the main images are coming from Dali.The annular eclipse is the longest for the next 1000 years. And people in Yunnan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Shaanxi, ...

Hunting plant hunters, Dali, China travel blog

Hunting plant hunters

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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... in Tengchong can point out the exact position where George Forrests grave is supposedly located. Finding these earlier graves in China is not an easy task. Most of them have been totally demolished during the Cultural Revolution. According to ...

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