TripAdvisor Reviews Royal Hotel Dali
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... come too strongly
And the nearby lake overuns it’s banks
The locals have built their small villages at the base of the mountains
With the low flat plains left open for agriculture
And the hills above terraced
Small villages as far as the eye can see
Gridded fields most covered with plastic floating row covers
Spread out before our eyes
And then all of a sudden what looks like a new hotel ...
... bit of a catfish evening going out for dumplings, travel planning and playing pool.
Day 271: Monday 15th October 2012
Another late start today, but I think that is sort of what Dali is all about in a way. It's an escape, a hangout and above all a place to just chill and relax. We decided to cycle around (part of) Dali's massive Erhai Lake, despite being 25 miles long and almost 8 miles wide it is still only China's second ...
Lijiang to Dali was quite a long ride on a public bus. We were all sad to leave Lijiang behind and not really looking forward to sitting on a crowded bus for hours. But, true to form, we grab snacks for the ride and settle in.
Our Dali hotel was a surprise, with it's huge lobby and very un-wild appearance! We are always happy to see western toilets and showers after travel between stops! After showers, we're ready for ...
... the natural border between China and Tibet and it was an extremely surreal feeling looking at the mountains and knowing that Tibet was just on the other side of them. During our two days in Dali the weather has been very drizzly but as we took in the views the heavens opened and we retreated to the hostel to get some more research and planning done for the rest of our time in China. Originally we planned to split our time in the south of China between three ...
... carrier bags........
In defense of the restaurant, a couple of people have been sick on the truck and as I was the only one in the group that ate together to suffer in any way, I feel I had picked up a bug!!
Bush camp tonight, still ill.
I hit a real low, I have become very good at going to the loo in a bush, but not when I am ill and not when there are no bushes!! think I might even had had a little cry!! Am ...