Four Seasons International Youth Hostel
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... town.sophisticated tree lined boulivards turn into garish tourist streets turn into local shops with hardware, buckets and plastic croc's(footware)spilling out onto the footpath.Massive 3 story bai mansions with one room shacks and glorified ancient sheds passing as habitation sit side by side as you venture into the hills,turn a corner and you may see massive street long yuppy town house developments in pseudo Bai style.And the entire town is built of stone ...
... br> interesting to tour with, at times full of laughs, at time
hard-nosed barganing people. Heather didn't come with us as phone
communications failed - it helps if the phone is turned on. Had
dinner with Heather, An and Eva that night.
The next day we spent the morning with Heather trying to sort out
the next few days together. Heather announced she was going to see
some rice terraces to the south, ...
... told us we had less than 2 hours but, let me tell you now, that there was no way we had spent two days treking the gorge not to see this fecking stone! Off we went at a pace that would have Bear Grylls scared and we raced to the very bottom of the gorge and the Yangzte river. The worst thing about going downhill, especially when it's super steep, is that you know the hard part is on the way back. Still we managed to get down in good time and see the stone which was, ...
... he could smash the bollards down and save the day! After 30 minutes or so the conclusion was that everyone would have to back up and let us reverse all the way back out to the motorway again. It has to be said that our fellow passengers all remained pretty polite and quiet throughout the whole episode, no ranting and raving at the driver, just a bit of s******ing when the bus driver threw a kung fu style kick at the bollards out ...
... paper. This was my first bout of stomach upset in China and it couldn't have come at a more remote uncomfortable location.
Wase is a tiny Market town with buildings thrown up within centimetres of the last; the lanes weave through the town arriving in a central Market square. This was packed with locals all jostling around stools and selling just about anything you can think of. The Ferry port which would take me back to Dali was just another 15km's on, so with my ...