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... route usually follows that of a fast flowing river. We have trouble ascertaining whether the wide river adjacent to the road is indeed the early stages of the Yangtze River. James is unable to clarify for us in Chinese or English when and where the longest river in China starts. And looking at our various maps we are none the wiser. Must Wikipedia it on our return.
*Just before Xizhou, we stop briefly at a little town called Zhoucheng where there is a market ...
... These were built by the king. There is also a temple complex with a few monks. The temple complex was rebuilt in the early 2000's as earth quakes and the cultural revolution had done much damage to it. Again it was a very peaceful place. Lunch a nd people watching although we were stared at and photographed regularly. Westerners are definitely a rarity. Next a boat trip which was exciting. The boat was flat bottomed and rolled all ...
... cultural centre for the Bai people. It is in the Yunnan province and has the 7th largest lake in China. Dali also has a reputation for extremely high winds that, we were told, for about 35 days a year they are particularly strong so that they disrupt movement around the city. It is also renowned for the towering mountains that surround it but today we were unable to see them through the haze. In 1925 the place was flattened by an earthquake and combined ...
... number of viewing spots. Very scenic. In the van we
travelled with a Russian couple, Anna and Igor. We gained some
interesting insights into China and the Chinese from them as they
have been living near Shanghai for two years. And Igor showed great
interest in NZ, having previously given thought to moving there.
Apparently Russia has experienced a major brain-drain as
dissatisfaction has grown - he feels ...
... it, just a stone. Legend has it that a tiger jumped from this stone to the other side of the gorge when he was being chased and to be fair the view from here's pretty epic with the water all splashing up around.
With barely time for a picture we started the huge climb upwards again. This was seriously tough! It was pretty early on that I started cursing my lunch but at least I had already paid the bus because that meant my stubborness not to waste money ...