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... wandered around. However, this time we were followed the whole way by two ladies who were absolutely determined to get us to go and visit their house to see the tie-dying. They got a little irritating after a whole, despite my best efforts to ignore them. We were driven the rest of the way around the lake, stopping off at different places as we went. It was all a bit touristy but quite nice. A nice gentle ...
... Marble quarried from these mountains is of very good quality and is used for many famous Chinese monuments. This area is the homeland of the Bai minority people, and as we neared the area we started to see their housing style, quite different to what we had seen in Shangri-La and Lijiang.
Bai means 'white' - and this is considered a sacred color by the Bai people. Their houses are two story brick, ...
Dali is another "old town" although its much less fabricated than Lijiang with more locals and local type shops in amongst the tourists. It also has the water canals running down the streets which are also lined with willow trees.Part of the loacl food is lots of flowers - we had some stirfried persimmon flowers as part of dinner.
Next day we went on a half day trip out to a local market which was great as we got more of a feel for how the locals dress ...
... trying to find the best way to get to the train station. We are going to take an overnight train to Dali. The girl directs us upstairs, which is strange, and of course there is no information about the train station. We did ask at a ticket desk and we can buy a flight to Dali tonight at 9:50 (around the same time that a train would leave, then arrive in Dali early tomorrow am). We did "odds and evens" to decide. Even it is, we are flying. So, for an extra ...
So it's been a while since I last did one of these. I am currently in Sydney, Australia, which is bloody expensive after you have been travelling Asia for 2 months! Is anyone still actually reading these? I am almost a month behind with the travel blogs and 6 days behind with my diary and it is becoming a bit of a chore to do. To be honest, I really can't be ***** to do them any more! Ok, this one is for Dali, China. Just to set the scene I was previously in Kunming ...