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Travel Blogs from Dali
... we get our aprons on, fire up the woks, and make a mess as we try and cook up a storm. We make a smoked tofu salad, fish flavoured aubergine and Gung Bao chicken. Luckily we get to eat all that we've made, and Feng and I wash it down with some plum wine! It was a fabulous experience so I'm hoping I'll be able to remember all the tips by the time we get home- no more 'Jade Garden' for us!!
E: Up to wander the walls in the motley company of Richard (from ...
... Hu Lake. It was a very pleasant afternoons ride past the farmers working in their vegetable fields and the small villages with white washed houses and ornate paintings on the outside walls. We arrived back into Dali pretty exhaused and starving so decided to have an early dinner (linner) of Veg curry and burger & chips at Jacks. Given the good hotel wifi we managed to Skype our parents before calling it a night. Stayed at Dali Bizart Shuanghe Boutique Inn, Dali [T&J Rating: ...
Our ride from Qiaotou to Dali on Thursday morning was in a minibus full of working men. Shittiest bus ride ever. They all smoked the entire 5 hours. It was nauseating. One guy shot a snot rocket out the window. Shoot me.
We were giddy when we found out we were almost there. We were staying in Old Town Dali, which is an ancient city with Muslim history built in the late 1300s. It is also famous for making marble. It used to be fully surrounded by a wall and has four gates. Part of ...
... we found it hidden in the forest on the mountain-side. Our first impression was one of the nicest and most peaceful temples we’d seen. We would start in 2 days so headed back to Dali and bought some cheap shoes (3 euros!) for training.
When we returned the next day we were the only foreigners, even though there are sometimes quite a few apparently. The head of the temple was Shifu, an incredibly wise and serene-looking man who is a master of kung ...
... just all together a strange, but understandable, evolution, even though what's at stake is tourist dollars and livelihoods in these otherwise agrarian and poor regions. But this consideration is largely silent in the mental math of the backpacker.
As a fellow backpacker told me in Xian, he avoids tours, and day tours, etc and tries to arrange his own transport because he wants to be a 'traveler' and not a 'tourist'. And though I understand what he ...