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... 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 ...
... is now nowhere
near the standard it was some years back.
Now we are on the train to Kunming, Heather has stayed on two more
days in Dali. We may meet up at the next destination, or maybe at
the plane when we leave China. Our travel styles do not fit like a
jigsaw, but that's not a major problem. The train station is in New
Dali, a very modern city with tremendous construction going on. Our
... was nothing left for me to do in Lijiang but leave. So off I went to Dali, picking up a great lift with Liguiren and his wife before landing in the original banana pancake hippy hangout of Dali. In all honesty, after Shangri-La and Lijiang, I didn't have high hopes for Dali but although touristy it's a lot more chilled and has a quirky vibe about it and doesn't have nearly as many identical tourist shops. While there's not much to do here it's a good place to chill ...
... modest VW Santana, huge trucks, small one cylinder farm trucks stopped by the side of the road to load up and even a herd of goats.
Just before the accident we stopped for a "washroom break" at what looked like a bus terminal and were given a numbered lanyard to wear – entrance ticket? No – it turned out to be a humongous shopping centre and the number was to record the drivers commission if we bought something. Anyway it was ...
... most of the afternoon had slipped past us in a haze of tea, conversation, toast and laughter (as well as I few tears as we all reminisced about our experiences). By the time late afternoon came round we realized we needed to get a move on with our sight-seeing so we headed out to the main sight in Dali, the Three Pagodas. These pagodas are the symbol of the town/region (they are even on the beer bottles) and are some of the oldest standing structures in southwest ...