Travel Blogs from Panzhihua
... like that just doesn’t faze them at all although I do wish their manners were better, the hawking and spitting wears thin after a while to the extent that I’m boaking listening to them.
I need a few odd jobs done for example finding a hardware store and a tailor, the owner takes me to a market underneath the square that everyone was dancing in, I never thought of anything being below it because ...
19th to 20th July
We were up early on Thursday morning for the long drive south. The original intention was to stop at a place called Xichang followed by Friday night at Panzhihua, before crossing into Yunnan Province and stopping at Dali for 2 nights.
However the roads and our progress were so good, 'the management' decided to bypass Xichang and drive all ...
We were back on the road for just another 3 hours before Adam spotted a likely campsite and Leon checked it out, before we pulled into a field surrounded by corn and sunflowers. For once not too many locals turned up to stare at us, and the adults all maintained a respectful distance, although the little boys were entertaining, playing football in the camp amongst ...
... the dance floor, but declined the karaoke! I was last to leave and was walked back to the hotel by a group of the local lads which was funny!
Next morning we had to kill time until 3-4pm, so we wandered off the main road into a more residential area in search of a park to chill out in - it was a lovely day! We found a nice little area where there were a load of local kids who were very excited at the sight of us, and were very interested ...
... opened to reveal loads of tourist tat and irritating hawkers. At the hostel we decided to rent some bikes and head out of town to visit a monastery near to a village called Baisha. Although we couldn't find the monastery in the end, we did run into the local celebrity, a Naxi herbal healer called Dr Ho, who has featured on Himalaya with Michael Palin, as well as a load of other documentaries, and a joint study with the Mayo Clinic. Good on the guy - I don't ...
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