Dengba Hotel No.1 Dali Old Town
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... people. It was definitely a time when I'm happy I learnt Chinese! Today I went to the lake. It was really beautiful and clean and possible a lot nicer than Hangzhou's West Lake (although I'm never going to come straight out and admit that!). I'm going to finish my yak milk butter tea - delicious by the way, have dinner with some people and then head back to the train station for my 7.5 hour overnight train to kunming. I'm hoping the beds will actually be used as beds this ...
... the sellers at every opportunity. First the driver of
our van tried to take us to see cormorants en route. When he stopped
at the place he was bluntly told NO! Then a place showcasing the
local people's traditions. But Eva had engaged another lady and
discovered she would offer us free a guided tour round the village,
and could get us into the place at reduced cost! A ride in horse
drawn cart to the local market, ...
... friend behind and marched onwards. Our original plan was to make it to the half way guesthouse but when we passed two chilled out French lads at another guesthouse we decided we'd done enough for the day and stayed there.
Morning brought sunshine and clear skies that justified our decision as the walk was a lot better in this light and we could take our time to soak in the views. The gorge is obviously huge and the trek is pretty amazing but I don't see why ...
... with people running riot all over the place. The station was laid out a little like an airport, with there very own security scanners however on the other side was one large departure lounge stacked full of people with 10 gates and only Chinese writing on the walls... You can imagine the confusion we faced!
Luckily however after a quite clever game of Chinese symbol snap between the gates and our bus tickets we managed to find the right ...
... with bars and shoe shops, along with cafes selling a everything from traditional yak-butter tea to pizzas and banana pancakes. To be honest, all Tom and I ever ask of a town is nice accommodation, somewhere cheap to eat and a place to escape from the crowds for a while; so we were very happy when we stumbled across a tiny street stall selling dumplings for breakfast. We were starting to feel quite chilly so we bought a tub of steaming veggie dumplings for breakfast ...