Mingcheng Yiyuan Hotel
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... a very touristy part, and we had lunch in Foreigner Street, a "pedestrian only" street. There were a few other westerners there and as were eating outside, we were the focus of a lot of staring and photo taking. I think the locals come to Foreigner Street for a bit of entertainment. The local high school was out and there were scores of teenagers, the girls in sort of sailor suits, walking past, eating takeaway noodles. They would occasionally spot us and take a ...
1 Kg of bananas and 1 Kg of madarines, combined $2.40
2 club sandwiches (tomato, cheese, cucumber, ham) $2.50
accommodation for room with ensuite $23 to $35
soft sleeper train - price per bed, $30 to $90 depending on distance
(7 hours to 18 hours)
flights are getting cheaper as the tourist season slows. 1 hour
flight can be as low as
... a quick walk around the old town. A touritsy town with most shops selling souvenirs but a very pleasant town. Very old buildings enclosed inside a big wall set by Er Hai lake (7th biggest freshwater lake in China) at an altitude of 1900m and with the 4000m high Cang Shan mountains behind. It was a much nicer sunny day the next day and i saw a poster for Yoga by the huge lake so i thought why not give it a go, got ...
... most part by family groups. Like the more rural areas, everything is still done by hand, and it is amazing seeing the people working so hard. Dali is home to the Bai minority population, and they are famous for their white clothes and white buildings - the whole city is white!
After our long drive we were eager to get out in the fresh air, and what better way than a boat ride on Erhai Lake. This lake is very big and a popular fishing spot. ...
... Ancient ladies and gentlemen sitting on benches playing chess stopped in their tracks and their false teeth nearly dropped out of their heads… foreigners obviously never come to this part of town and I don’t actually know if many of the elderly people here had seen many Westerns before. It was a very strange feeling to think that we might be one of the only white people these Chinese elders had ever seen, it made us feel a mixture between special and ...