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Travel Blogs from Dali
... many different – not all the same like LiJiang
And real people are walking around and working
And there are 3 schools here – little, middle and high school
And so we walk and we walk and we walk
Finally, deciding on the The Good Panda
as recommended by the Lonely Planet
We’re late so the only customer on this day
And so ensconced in the seat of honor – on a tiny ...
For the first full, non-travel day of our trip, we took a cooking class with Luxi at Rice and Friends and we were her only students for the day. We started at the market to gather our day's supplies, but she also pointed out some unfamiliar vegetables that we'd likely be seeing during our stay. Since it was a festival day, there were also some specialty items for sale (little packets of sticky rice in banana leaves, tea flowers, old eggs, some kind of leafy ...
... father died of hard labour and only one daughter survived. The house was used as a garrison and thankfully much of the original Bai architecture and features survived.
There are lots of interesting antiques dotted around the hotel, including a blindfolded Buddha. When a local temple was being pulled down, the Lindens were only allowed to buy the Buddha and his disciple, on the condition that the statue ...
... 6 hours in the van listening to our tour guide talk about his escapades in college. He was a sweet guy named Eric who seemed happy to have a young American group instead of old Chinese tourists. He actually had a lot of info about the area and we like him very much.
... his mouth who lifted his head from our laptop’s innards to reprimand Mel, sitting 5m away in the corner, for snacking on a biscuit with “dangerous crumbs”.
Unfortunately, we were not successful with the data recovery so we decided to bring the faulty drive back to SA and purchase a replacement hard-drive with fresh Windows installation… not exactly the type of costly souvenir we’d hoped to ...