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... br> Just 1 year ago, all around the Hidden Garden Inn was farmland
Now, filled with homes completed or in various stages of construction
And Dali is growing
Rich from Shanghai and Chengdu and Beijing
Buy farmland, build a house – seeking to escape the smoggy city
Then the farmland is gone
Food is getting expensive in China
When farmland disappears
Food must be imported
And the ...
... rice and straw, old untouched houses and Qing dynasty bridges. This is the sort of thing that I had come to China to see. I'm not sure the locals knew quite what to make of us however 4 westerners riding through the narrow cobbled streets listening to heavy metal on Riku's home made stereo.
We had a small issue on heading back my bike became all but unrideable following Samu riding it into the lake, strange that. Despite our best ...
... on their show for the tourists, the fisherman threw them quite a lot of small fish.
Back in our small van, we head to a kind of cultural center, demonstrating and selling goods that were produced and carried along the lower Silk Road, called the Tea Horse Road. The highlight was a traditional tea ceremony that is still practiced by Chinese people, especially when entertaining guests. We felt quite special as were ...
... back to the hostel we stumbled across an old Chinese film being projected on to a huge screen in the middle of Dali Square; we were both so happy because the film was being shown on an old fashioned cinema projector and there were three men hand-winding the film cells on the reels. We took loads of photos because my Dad used to be a cinema projectionist before I was born; it was amazing to see the men working with the projector and imagining my Dad doing the same job all those years ...
... did her first negotiations vis a vis price. She did well and we both came back with tie dye tops and wraps. Quite delighted with ourselves and in need of breakfast. Sitting at a cafe we were accosted by two very persistent old Naxi women eager to sell us their wares. We brought Ella and Sophie both silver hair gizmos then caught up with everyone. Seeing a cobbler bill got him to look at his worse for wear ...