Jinyuan Hostel

Yita Road, Dali Town, Dali, Yunnan, 671000, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Dali

Dali, cormorant fishing

A travel blog entry by aimeefinley


Today's big event is a trip out to Erhai Lake on a cormorant fishing boat. Well, that is how the trip is advertised. In fact, it's a trip out in a small flotilla of 4 to 5 shared long boats to enjoy being on the lake. There is a short interlude where a fishing boat pulls up along side. The cormorants get released and they swim and dive for a bit. We saw one get a fish. The birds have collars to prevent them ...

Thnree Pagodas and the Bai People

A travel blog entry by dwmjmm


... see the photos for it) we went into the old town of Dali. it’s a walled town built in the 1300’s but rebuilt numerous times because of earthquakes. It was lovely - lots of cobbled streets, little streams, beautiful buildings (in particular the roofs). We hope to go back tomorrow afternoon and have a proper wander round.

The hotel we are staying at is in a village about 30 minutes drive from Dali and is a typical Bai family ...


A travel blog entry by kenanddonna2005


... the language. Well no, it looks like you can go wrong … she got a very cold bowl of noodles with some thick yellowy stuff, which looked like congealed fat. She tried it anyway but gave up halfway through … it was only 60 pence, so not the end of the world. After this disappointment, we went to a proper restaurant to feed me, with a good old “can’t get it wrong” egg fried rice and some fried ...

Pai Mei(rion)

A travel blog entry by meirion.rees

... br>
Oh, and I'll finish this off by listing some of their rules there:
- Vegan diet only. Turns out when tofu is fried and spiced to oblivion, it can be quite nice.
- No smoking/drinking
- Women and men are kept strictly apart - different wings.
- Wear 'proper' clothing only.
- No 'going to the toilet' within temple grounds.

The steak and beer I just had was amazing.


Night with the Rat

A travel blog entry by nettagurari


... green tea as three older women finished their dinner and prepared a room for us. The women did not speak a word of English and our Mandarin-speaking skills was that of a 1-year old. We explored the area until about 8:30pm, when we were brought to our room so that the three women, who were sleeping immediately adjacent to us, could lock us all in the area (we believe to keep possible intruders out). ...


This hotel, located on Yita Road, Dali Town, Dali, is near Dali Gucheng - the Old City, Chongsheng Three Pagodas, The Three Pagodas, and Huguo Lu.
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