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... 44 million) was once considered a backward place populated by barbarians. It was originally more closely aligned with SE Asia than China and it was not until the mid sixties that it was connected by rail to Beijing, with its closest link being Vietnam.
Wednesday and we headed off on an hour and a half drive to the heritage listed Stone Forest (Shilin). This 270 ...
... city center, old streets under demolition or reconstruction... and very nice people!
After the little city-tour, I realised that there absolutely nothing more to visit, and that one more day here would be one day lost. Hence I book the night bus tickets to our next stop, Dali. (saving 5EUR=3 meals, for one hostel night !)
Now I'm waiting for Sally at a hotel, in front of my Mandarin notebook and ... "NiSi !!! - my chinese name- Ni Hao !!!"
Here she ...
... we spent a large amount of time in long tunnels and inhaling lungsful of diesel-laden air for much of the night. By 7:30am we were in Lijiang. Once we arrived at the train station, we had to make our way to the main bus station. We read that taxis did not have meters and the price was fully based on your negotiating skills and demand/supply. Ready to battle, we negotiated to be driven to the bus station from which we took a bus to the next town ...
... never had such a beauty, ( sorry Mum ) and it was delicious. Thank You Bunnik Tours. I'm glad there were not 57 candles as we would have set off the smoke alarm. Daisy couldn't strike a light to save herself either.
We rolled out of the dining room and into the van and were taken to the " Dynamic Yunnan " show at the Kunming Conference Centre. It was a ...
... to be a jade dealer, and his pieces are spectacular (but very expensive). His restaurant is also a theatre which provides us with a brief show after lunch of songs and dances from the region.
The highlight of the day is the visit to the nearby natural wonder called the Stone Forest. These formations are as old as the Himalayas, according to our guide. We ...