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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Dali
... hotel where a wealthy
American had set up a retreat (the Linden Centre), an old but once
wealthy home to see how the people now live. We were tempted by some
lovely textiles involving tie dyeing, but our free guide said NO,
she would take us to her home where they do the dyeing. On the way
there we saw the themed place including a 20 minute show, all for
$NZ7!!! We bought some fabric at the lady's place. An and ...
... as one of the best in China. I think the problem in China is if something has a famous name or reputation, then suddenly it's a "must do" but I've found so far that the best things (and cheapest) are off the beaten track.
When we got to the bottom we planned on heading down to the Tiger Leaping Stone where the gorge gets it's name from. We didn't think it would take long so we relaxed with a bit of lunch before somebody told us it would take 2 half-3 hours! ...
... as usual were pushed onto a bus that didn't have the right number or sign but the driver assured us it was going to dali... Accepting that this is how it works out here we boarded the bus and headed out of the city! The journey however was not the comfiest we have ever undertaken as in an attempt to make as much money as possible and probably to serve the needs of a small nation the seats had only enough leg room for hannah let alone myself... ...
... very happy to find the girl behind the steamers could speak a little English and that the dumplings only cost 50p for ten! The longer we travel for the more we come to appreciate the simple things in life; cheap dumplings, a can of cola and a bench to sit on and enjoy our food is all we need to make us both very happy indeed.
As the town got busier and busier we decided to head back to our hostel and get freshened up. However when we got there we found ...
... computer. Sarah definitely had a day or two she would have rather been doing something other than cycling(!), and on the final stretch to Dali, the stretch we thought was all downhill, we were really ready for a rest. We had about 30km to go before the big city (new) Dali through a narrow ravine that we were sure must be half up and half down over a pass into the next valley, but our pass never came. Slowly climbing up during our first hot and sweaty ...