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Excellent place, bit out of the bustle and the crowds !
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... around the lake. Serena began talking to the Chinese couple who were already on board and Bree and I could immediately tell that they were sort of poking fun at my shorts. In China it is nearly unheard of for men to wear shorts and the women are so fearful of sun exposure that they also choose to hardly ever show any skin, so of course my summer attire was a conversation piece. A few moments later I realized why the man was so interested in how I was able to survive in ...
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Apres une nuit plus ou moins dure, et un transfert en bus tres "local", nous voici enfin arrive aux portes de la vieille ville de Dali.
Nous sommes premierement impressione par l'aimabilite des locaux et par le manque (assez agrebale) d'occidentaux.
En face de l'imposante porte fortifiee de la vieille citadelle (qui avait d'ailleurs des airs de tres joli temple plutot que d'une fortification millitaire), nous nous ...
... museum, in case we wanted to buy anything, I suppose. It certainly was interesting to see all the goods, but I couldn't really imagine us buying anything. There's a certain gaudiness to huge marble vases and columns. Maybe it's just because they're used to make places look grand. I'm not sure.
Then we went to ...
... seeming mountains which opened out to flatter lands growing tea, sharp green apples and tiny black grapes with thick skins which do not make for easy eating. I hanker for red fruit and am becoming quite obsessional about raspberries. Here nothing is red unless you count tomatoes, and the ones I am buying now are tiny, yellow and sweet. I find I am not liking Chinese Chinese food. Westernised Chinese food I love. One lunchtime I was served a bowl with the head and feet of ...
... and the countryside . Our impressions of the place, particularly the old town were very favourable. The old town streets are narrow and paved with quaint houses, shops, restaurants and hotels on either side. Down the side of some streets, ran sunken streams.
Dali old city is surrounded by a wall with a gate at each of the cardinal points.
Everywhere we saw people in Bai ...