The Country Life
Trip Start May 01, 2010
90Trip End Apr 30, 2011
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Where I stayed
Tea and Horse Caravan Trail Inn
We have spent our time here exploring the surrounding hills and fields on foot. On the first day we hiked up to Shibaoshan, a pine forested area containing some ancient Bai stone carvings. The following day we visited an interesting medicinal plant garden. And on the third day we went for a long walk through some of the surrounding villages, terraced fields and orchards, and up into the hills where we got a bit lost and followed a small stream down through a valley filled with large native trees.
For food, we have eaten mostly at a little place on the main street where we have enjoyed spicy noodle soup for breakfast and various vegetable stir-fries for dinner including some strange leafy vegetables we haven't come across before. We have also eaten twice at a little street stall where a woman dishes out this amazing bowlful of silken yellow bean tofu, noodles, pickled cabbage, chilli, soy sauce, sesame oil, peanut sauce, coriander and a few other unidentifiable ingredients. It is a taste sensation and reminds us very much of the Shan tofu salad we tried in Burma which is not surprising given the relative proximity of that part of Burma to here.
Tomorrow we continue on south to the Bai town of Dali where we will spend one day before heading back to Kunming.