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... problem of the high winds, buildings are not meant to be built more than a few stories high. However in direct contrast to this policy is the government's commitment to build 20 000 high rise apartments in the next few years and the scale of the construction is so huge it is difficult to describe. From the air it looked like a huge open cast mine as the land was being cleared in preparation for the building. The soil is very red and for kilometre after kilometre ...
... us that the wealthy live here and this was obvious
the previous day as we drove through - large modern two and three
storey homes and expansion back towards the hills. A huge stadium
calling itself an 'International Olympic Stadium' interested us but
our driver told us it had not been used for the 2008 Olympics: "The
Chinese Government likes doing things for show" was my
interpretation of his comment. This time ...
... recharge the batteries. I've spent my time wandering around the Old Twon and checking out a nearby Pagoda. On day 2, I rented a moped and headed to the lake and for a tour around the local villages. Hitching, bikes and now mopeds, where will it end? Next stop monster truck!
Tomorrow I plan on heading to a monastary to learn Kung Fu for a week and tune up my lethal capabilities. Here's hoping the monks take it easy on me! (for their sake)
I (Pat) am normally pretty relaxed driving in third world countries – it looks crazy but there is a system to it but I have got to admit that this drive is getting to me. People overtake in the craziest of places. The worst are the rich people in their Mercedes and Audi 4WDs who think they own the road when their level of driving skill is very often poor.
We got to near Dali and commenced our last couple ...
... back to the 9th century. The biggest of the pagodas is 16 tiers high and there are two other 10 tier pagodas on either side of it. As I said in the previous blog, China is significantly more expensive than the rest of southeast Asia, so we were prepared to pay an entrance charge to see them. However we weren’t prepared to pay the hefty charge of £13 each to get in! So, being the wonderful cheap-skates we are, we figured out that if we walked through one of ...