Hengsheng Garden Hotel Dali
Travel Blogs from Dali
... town.sophisticated tree lined boulivards turn into garish tourist streets turn into local shops with hardware, buckets and plastic croc's(footware)spilling out onto the footpath.Massive 3 story bai mansions with one room shacks and glorified ancient sheds passing as habitation sit side by side as you venture into the hills,turn a corner and you may see massive street long yuppy town house developments in pseudo Bai style.And the entire town is built of stone ...
... logistics were
proving more than challenging. Much consulting of out of date
LonelyPlanets, Rough guides and websites didn't help. We agreed to
go and find more information and report back to each other. Then
Heather TXT that she had booked her flight and accomm. We had been
trying to find common solutions. Now were free to make decisions
just for us.
Day 5. All thee of us booked a day trip ...
... Upwards and upwards and upwards we went untill me and the two French lads made it with time to spare. But where was Jintao? We waited, knowing there wasn't much time untill the bus and then up he came... puffing and panting... on top of..... another horse!
So with Jintao back on his two feet again we headed down to Lijiang. This spots not great, we stayed in the old town which is just 100 identical streets full of identical tacky tourist shops. ...
I (Pat) am normally pretty relaxed driving in third world countries – it looks crazy but there is a system to it but I have got to admit that this drive is getting to me. People overtake in the craziest of places. The worst are the rich people in their Mercedes and Audi 4WDs who think they own the road when their level of driving skill is very often poor.
We got to near Dali and commenced our last couple ...
... Ancient ladies and gentlemen sitting on benches playing chess stopped in their tracks and their false teeth nearly dropped out of their heads… foreigners obviously never come to this part of town and I don’t actually know if many of the elderly people here had seen many Westerns before. It was a very strange feeling to think that we might be one of the only white people these Chinese elders had ever seen, it made us feel a mixture between special and ...