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... The Old (ancient) Town is
some distance away from the new Dali and set back from a large long
lake, with high mountains along each side. A town with a serious
wall and N, S, E, and W Gates. We stayed some distance from the
tourist shopping streets, and the hostel Heather chose and did a lot
of walking back and forth. Found a French bakery and were
recommended a German bakery and cafe that served beautirul ...
... DO not buy jewelry in the old city.
The jewelry here are hardly real and usually are very costly. If you want to buy some souvenir for your friends, the bags, clothing and clothes which feature some color of local taste is good ...
Sorry, I don't have a lot of time, meaning creative title is not happening this morning.
Well now we are in the lovely city of Dali, however we are to board a bus in approximately 5 minutes to drive 400km to Kunming, which I've heard is the most beautiful and livable city for Westerns in China.
It feels like being reborn to breathe real air and to see real clouds and get real sunburns! I've never been ...
... sniffed and sniffed. It was like travelling with a cocaine addict. Once in China proper we had a Chinese guide and his friend. Guide in this case just meaning someone travelling with you. There is little guiding involved. He was called Lee Pung. Lee is the surname but in China you are called by your surname and forename. Calling someone by their forename only is a sign of great intimacy best kept to the marital bed.
When last I wrote we had just arrived ...
... peaks while below us we could see Dali spread out on the shores of Erhai Hu, China’s seventh largest lake. Rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, all native to Yunnan, provided splashes of colour to the deep green forest backdrop. Also in profusion were large numbers of birds, flitting from tree to tree and filling the lush valleys with their voices. At one point we heard a pheasant calling but were unable to spot the bird ...