The Linden Centre
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As i waited on the train station in Kunming till my train finally departs i met a couple from england. and she was able to speak some chinese. we had a short talked and the we agreed to meet again in dali at the train station, and there they will help me to find a hostel or something. unfortunately i had this time no bed in the train, but i was just a 8 hours ride. I had some nice young chinese people next to me and we tried ...
... with what looks like fresh cement. Numerous houses in town, known for their quaint, classic architecture, also look recently painted. All of this jives with what we've been told: Shaxi is being readied for a tourist boom! So many of China's workers, choking in polluted cities, long for a vacation in the countryside, the logic goes. Shaxi will be a prized destination. (I know we loved ...
... Dali. In the market there was so many unusual types of food, fruit, vegetables along with watches, torches, gardening tools, etc. We tried a few things – fresh peanuts, which were a hit with Jenny and a strange kind of spice which makes your mouth go numb and tingly, but the taste is lovely (but definitely not a hit with Jenny). The ride back was long and tiring!
Tomorrow we catch a bus to the tiger leaping gorge.
We arrived at the bus station in Shangrila 9:05 and hopped on the express bus to Dali. It was very comfortable, a real road in a real bus. I even had half a seat belt. Sadly the bus broke down two hours into the trip and we spent five hours sitting on the side of the road while the bus driver and ...
... was dizzy by the end of it. I still managed to teach Wizard to some of the girls though. A couple of them decided to get up early for a dip, but the water was so hot they literally could not get in. I woke up obscenely early again, slept in and had ten minutes to dress, pack and get down to breakfast. Only a Red Bull got me going on the bike again for the very last stage of the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Linden Centre Dali
The Linden Centre is a beautiful hotel with a sense of history and every modern convenience. The rooms are stylishly furnished with comfortable beds and modern bathrooms. There a nice touches and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Everyone speaks English and it is possible to arrange tours and activities on site. The bar serves excellent cocktails and has a selection of wine. The food is fresh and tasty. There is a choice between western and Chinese breakfast. I only sampled the western breakfast and enjoyed good coffee, eggs, juice and toast.
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