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... the wall, but it came to an abrupt dead end after a few hundred metres and we had to go back to where we started.
We went into the Dali Museum. On the ground floor were some fairly uninteresting (to me) archeological finds, bits of metal and pottery, but upstairs were dozens of Ming figurines that had been buried with notable local people. Then detail on some of them was exquisite, and they must have been invaluable as a historical resource to give ...
... with that much respect.
After the chatting and stories we were taken up to the family room and served wild tea. This is tea picked from wild plants found high up on the mountain. Dee thought it was awesome tea. It was thoroughly wasted on Graham and I. Graham(despite being British) hates tea and I couldn't distinguish it from a stale Lipton tea bag which you only drink when the coffee runs out.
Dee assures me I am a ...
... to get my flight, feeling like at work - haha. So we were eager to stay at one place for a couple of days to take it easier :-). To our luck, Dali turned out just to be the place for this. In addition to the perfect mountain and lake scenery, the beautiful city and the good climate, came the best hostel so far. Our hostel offered everything. They even had a TV and DVD player in each room and served some very tasty and amazingly inexpensive food (Thankfully a good diet ...
... extremely hot and dry so we were happy when we woke next morning to rain and a temperature drop of at least 10 degrees - finally get to wear our warm clothes and shoes.
Have both been reading a brilliant book by award winning journalist Peter Hessler - Country Driving - He has lived in China for many years and this book charts the breathtaking changes over the last 10 years from the viewpoint of many ordinary people -
Stayed in ...
... rickshaw ride by a mile!
We got a good picture of Jeanette with three Cormorants. After that Vicky took us to Dali old town and showed us around and also showed us where the shuttlebus would come that we could catch back to the hotel. The bus would be red and blue with the name of the hotel written on it.
We explored a bit more and then had a very nice dinner at Café de Jack which was a pleasant change for us in that it had ...