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Travel Blogs from Dali
After leaving the Naxi village, we boarded the bus. The bus could not take us all the way down to a lake. So we had to walk twenty minutes.
We saw the lake as we were walking down, but it did not look to have that much water in it. A car was driving by so slow. So weird.
We ate a group lunch at a house at the bottom of the mountain.
I was not happy to have walked all the way down to just eat lunch. If we were ...
... hardly for their little presents they made themselves. Walking the old town is not like the one in Lijiang, definitely less touristy but what it lacks in romance it makes up in authenticity.
Here you can as well find the local tie-dye fashioned from dye and wax which is popular and cheap. One of the main production places is the Bai village Zhoucheng, about 40 minutes ride from Dali. This village also has a nice daily small afternoon market and some nice ...
... good but he talked so much it was tricky to get a word in edgeways which was tiring but also quite amusing.
We got back at 5.30pm and after a nap we went out to Bad Monkey for dinner. The fish and chips was recommended so Vienna and I ordered it.....we should have known better!! The fish that arrived was that familiar triangular shape so I suspect Captain Birdseye may have had
something to do with ...
... we were all set. I’d managed to do all of this in my limited Mandarin so was feeling pretty damn chuffed...Molly and Corinna were pretty happy too. There is nothing worse than having to use a shared bathroom when you’re feeling shabby...especially a shared Chinese bathroom!!
After a simple dinner in the main street we donned our earplugs and bedded down. I couldn’t negotiate a more civilised departure time than 6.30am so it was going to be another early ...
That is the most common expression from little old ladies in the old market town of Dali.
I liked there colored sheets there. I wish i had bought more than one of them because I've not seen them like that anywhere else in my travels.
The Jade Emu is a nice guest house within walking distance from the main gate of the ancient town. It is run by an Expat who plays pool ...