Days Hotel Yunnan Dali
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... CHATTING WITH MAY ON THE ROOF IN DALI
May, the owner, and I go up to the roof of our Guesthouse, the Hidden Garden Inn
To see a special bird, the hoopoe bird
And end up talking about China
As we gaze out at large empty houses
People from the old town rent their house to tourists
And then build a new house
But sometimes never live there
Families can make more money renting to tourists
... fish here with the aid of a cormorant who swims down catching the fish and deposits them on the boat. Seems kind of lazy to me and I'm not quite sure what the cormorant gets out of it but they definitely get credit for using their initiative. Apparently the birds have a ring around their neck to prevent them from swallowing the fish. We cycled for miles along the coast winding through all these really quaint little fishing villages filled ...
... stop was to see how minority fisherman use cormorants to catch fish. Apparently, the birds are now protected and only a small group of local fisherman are allowed to fish this way. I as amazed how they send the birds into the water and out they come with a huge fish. What surprised me, was how fast they caught the fish and that they bring it back to the fisherman without any kind of tether. I was pleased to see that after ...
... it was the inspiration for James Hilton’s fictional town of Shangri-la in his novel 'Lost Horizon’. But no matter what you call it, we want to go because it is literally a stone’s throw away from Tibet and is the closest we are going to get to Tibet on this trip. So we had plenty of last minute planning to do to make this little deviation a reality and after another trip out to our lovely café we got our heads down for a good night’s sleep. On ...
... benches and slabs of meat being carved up. Nearby (but not in the market itself) Finn saw an animal being butchered - dog or goat we're not sure it had no feet so we couldn't tell if it originally had paw or hoof. The Chinese have a wide range of greens we don't have in NZ, some looked like a cross between a cabbage and lettuce. At least they have plenty of options.
Sophie and i set off for an explore ...