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Travel Blogs from Dali
... br> The farmer next door cut down a big eucalyptus
that had offered this place some shade.
The owners don’t know why he did it.
Two big saw logs are left on the ground nearby
from this tree.
Songbirds which used to visit daily
have seldom been seen this spring.
- Alex - ...
... 13,000 feet. Unfortunately, we were in the clouds so we had no views! But I did get some nice pictures on the way up. The pictures will have to wait until I get home on Sunday though.
After the ride to the top of the mountain we visited an ancient city that has been turned into a huge marketplace. It was really cool to be walking through all this old Chinese architecture that has been there for hundreds if not thousands of years. As ...
... park where the old men were gathered with their caged birds – they bring them together to talk to each other, the birds and the old men.
The weather didn’t improve enough to contemplate the boat trip, but we were keen to visit the weekly market at Shaping. It was a typical market but bigger than some we’d seen. There were lots of veges, meat, housewares, spices, clothes – but no livestock. ...
... listening to music. We decided to make for an early night because we wanted to be productive as we could the next day since our stay in Dali had been cut short by the major visa mishap.
We woke up early in the morning and after a nice little breakfast in the courtyard, we decided to head into town. There is a very large and beautiful lake in Dali called Erhai which is the seventh largest freshwater lake in ...
... kleurrijke markt te bezoeken. Dan begon het hardere werk: een lang stuk langs het Er Hai Lu meer over onver*************derweg ontmoette ik de Amerikaanse Trish die op hetzelfde traject zat. We fietsten samen naar de Guanyin pagode en namen de boot naar de overkant om knalverbrand enkele pintjes te drinken.
Ok, I was wrong… The spitting is in the meantime again part of the soundtrack of China (it is among other things the sound that often wakes me up). ...