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Travel Blogs from Dali
... someone from the village goes in and replaces the flowers, lights some incense and candles and performs whatever ceremony is required.
We finally lost our pursuers using a few techniques picked up from old Bond movies (the one where he passionately kisses a woman to somehow blend into the streetlife. Dee wasnt happy about it but the woman was very nice about it). We backtracked our way up the main street using side streets. We found some guys ...
... watched guy the guard in the watchtower.
After navigating through the base we were directed to a small path up the mountain that one of the locals started pointing at pretty enthusiastically. From there our route up the mountain consisted of an impossibly worn donkey path that was damn near intraversable. It was a dangerously steep path we had to climb and in the baking south China sun, became a bit of a challenge. Our ...
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 ...
... café!? Chinese capitalist fail]
After Mel delivered another polished presentation of her instructional class “How We All Stand Nicely in a Queue” at the taxi waiting area, we were on our way to Cloudland Youth Hotel is downtown Kunming.
Cloudland designation as a ‘Youth Hostel’ is accurate – designed to extract maximum bar tabs from drunken school-leavers and facilitate ...
... kleurrijke markt te bezoeken. Dan begon het hardere werk: een lang stuk langs het Er Hai Lu meer over onver*************derweg ontmoette ik de Amerikaanse Trish die op hetzelfde traject zat. We fietsten samen naar de Guanyin pagode en namen de boot naar de overkant om knalverbrand enkele pintjes te drinken.
Ok, I was wrong… The spitting is in the meantime again part of the soundtrack of China (it is among other things the sound that often wakes me up). ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking