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... br> Complete with large blacktopped parking lot
And a huge gas station across the highway
But then the village, cropped land pattern resumes
And as we exit the highway
We are stopped by a police squadron
Some of whom board the bus complete with guns
They look and study but let us pass
We wonder what they are seeking
Scary but reassuring
None of us looked like terrorists
... lake. As well as being a spectacularly beautiful lake in its own right it has the added draw of being surrounded by small untouched fishing fields and rice paddies. The backdrop of the Cangshan mountains really turn this place from exceptionally beautiful to just down right ridiculous.
Farming and fishing really are the main industries here (With the obvious addition of tourism) with so much still being done manually. They ...
... walk and food. :)
Dali is an ancient, walled city that sits between the towering Cangshan Mountains and Erhai Lake. The Bai minority group live in this area.
On our second day in Dali, Judy, Karen and I, with Harvey and a local driver/guide ventured out to a local market and then wandered through ancient courtyard houses where several families form small communities around one courtyard.
... curiosity has finally got the best of us and despite both feeling rubbish we have decided to squeeze in a fourth stop while we are here. I’ll explain the ins and outs of it in a later blog but in nutshell we have decided to visit the town of Zhongdian in the Tibetan mountains, otherwise known as Shangri-la! Now I know what you’re thinking… Shangri-la doesn’t exist! Well your kind of right; Zhongdian was re-named Shangri-la after it was ...
... quite concerned about snakes and things when there are bushes!!
I must just add (toilet talk, sorry!!) that we went to a Chinese service station today and much to the amusement of us all, the ladies loos, that were all squats, had no doors on. Now five months ago we would all have freaked out at this, but not now!! as long as you don't look at anyone else and start laughing you can do it!!
How standards have ...