Four Seasons International Youth Hostel
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... the bottom bunks (there are 3 levels of bunks) and there we sat invading each other's personal spaces and unable to move an elbow for the two hours. Arrival at this non-descript station was celebrated by a hundred people or so all yelling and touching you so that you'll use their car as a taxi. After running this gauntlet it was then time to pile (almost literally) onto a bus in order to actually leave Dali city and head to the old town. Many foreigners prefer Dali ...
... The city actually used to be called Zhongdian but ten years ago, in an effort to attract tourists, they re-named it Shangri-La after the fabled paradise in the novel The Lost Horizon. The Old Town's nice enough but it's full of tourist shops amd guesthouses and most of it's pretty tacky. I met a Spanish lad, Pedro, and we decided to have a few drinks and stay up for the Spain v France match (it starts at 2:45am here).
The next day we had a lazy one and I ...
... when we actually replied to them in English! We found that once we got into the country many people didn't seem to speak Mandarin but their local languages instead. We found it better to just greet people in English instead of assuming, but it was hard to tell if they didn't understand us or if they were just speechless at the unimaginable sight of some foreigners riding through the middle of nowhere on strange bicycles. Usually I think it was ...
... A giant phoenix statue sat some 100m in front of the pagodas and with the moody weather of black clouds and blinding sun all together the photos came out great.
Heading on, I followed a higher road than the busy one that skirts the lake shore. This ended abruptly turning into about 10pm of dirt track with pot holes and puddles. I got soaked! Once your wet there is only more dry or equally wet so it didn't slow me down.
Further north there is a natural spring emerging ...
... Temple, we made our way back down a horse trail and finished around 5.30pm. But there is more to hike; the mountain peak, Yu Ju Peak, is at an elevation of 4089m, a challenge which I would like to take on with a hiking buddy, which I have yet to find.
Today, we went to Cai Cun village about 5 km from Dali. We walked through the village talking randomly to people, sitting by the lake and having a ...