Grand Bay View International Hotel Dali
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Travel Blogs from Dali
... a fare with a tuk tuk. We started of in this vehicle the two of us but ended up being five adults and two young children. Bus back to Dali and this trip took shorter time as there were less traffic coming into Dali. Still a few land slides to negotiate. Must happen daily as it was only basically 24 hours since we travelled along this stretch of road and new parts of the road was covered by red dirt. And a lot of it too. Booked bus tickets to Kunming ...
... 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 ...
... disliked the little bowls and proceeded to knock over every bowl of flour or oil it could see, much to the disgust of a very excited Hannah.
By the end of the class we were expert oriental chefs and completely stuffed with our creations, leaving with our own recipe books and little bags filled with special peppers and chilli's you can't get at home. We feel ready to cook you all a Chinese meal like you have never had before... and if you are ...
... noodles we figured we must be at the end of the line. Miraculously we had managed to get off at the right place and we were at our hostel within a few minutes; the weather in Dali is quite grey and drizzly, which made Tom very happy because he has missed the chilly British weather. The hostel was still closed up for the night when we arrived and we ended up dumping our bags at the reception and heading out for an early morning stroll around the village.
... Chinese!! Turns out they didn’t catch that we wanted English. They took it back and it didn’t take that long until they gave it back with mostly English. We bought an external hard drive and headed back to the old town with our mostly Chinese but functionally English computer.
Thankfully, the other task of finding bike repair kit supplies went really well once we stumbled on the only bike shop in the old ...
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