Trip Start Aug 28, 2012
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Flag of China  , Yunnan,
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In shangri-la Alice guided with asking some locals to our hostel and
arranged a room. unfortunately they had only a room for 6 and Alvaro
went into another room because in this room were just chinese boys. we
took a shower, gave our clothes for laundry and went for dinner. I lent
Alice some clothes of mine because she had left all her clothes in
lijiang. her plan was to go after the gorge back to lijiang with
Valentina and Marilen. As we were having dinner Mo and Ann walked by and
we had a small talk for the last time, we never saw them again. After
dinner some of us were still a little bit hungry and we found a good
place for street barbeque. After a nice sleep. Alice, Alvaro, Mat and I decided to rent a bicycle and go for a ride around shangri-la. We got three mountain bikes and Alice decided to get and one gear, small lady bike. But at the second big hill she realized that it was a bad idea. We arrived at a big lake and had to drive up another small hill to get to a beautiful spot over the lake. As we enjoyed the nice view we got a little bit hungry and we started heading back to find a place to eat. The it started to rain and we tried to find a place to take a break. But we couldn't find a dry place. but it stopped soon and some minutes later we were more or less dry again. Alice and i changed the bike to get back over the big hill. we tried to get near the famous temple of shangri-la we some from the top of the hill, but we had to pay and so we decided to back to shangri-la. as we passed the new part of the city we found a nice place for lunch. After that we went back to the shop we rented our bike and Alice changed her bike and we drove through the old town to the temple nearby. Then we brought our bikes back. after a nice shower we went to the main place for a snack and Alice and i tried to follow the local public dance. After 15min i gave up and went to an office to book my train to kunming for the next night. Alice kept dancing till the end, that was for more then 90min. After another nice dinner with the three others we went to sleep because we were still a little tired from the two day walk. The next day we took the bus back to lijiang , where we had dinner at mama naxi. after the dinner we split up. Victor and I took the night train to kunming, mat followed us the next day. Prezzo and Andrew had a flight the next day and Alice kept traveling around yunnan. And Alvaro has already left us after breakfast in shangri-la.

In shangri-la hed Alice uns dur umefroge zum hostel brocht und het au grad e ruum fuer 7 probiert z,uebercho. leider isch nume e 6er frei gsi und dr Alvaro isch ine anders Zimmer, wel doert nume chinese gsi si. mir hei ei duschi gno und alli dreckige chleider in d'woesch gaeh. i ha dr Alice chleider vo mir glehnt do si ihri sache in Lijiang gloh het, do ihre plan gsi isch nach dr Gorge mit dr Marilen und Valentina zrugg z'goh und erst denn uf shangri-la. mir si de alli zaemme go z'nacht esse. waehrendem z'nacht si d'Ann und Mo verbi glofe und si hei sich zu uns gsetzt und mir hei fuer e letschts mol zaemme gredet. Do e paar vo uns noni satt gsi sind simr noch go Street barbecue go esse. Nachere erholsame nacht hei Alice, Mat, Alvaro und I uns entschiede velo z'miete und e chlini tour go mache. Mir hei drei Mountainbike gnoh und Alice het sich fuer e chlins damevelo mit eim gang entschiede. Si het de bim zweite gross huegel gmerkt dasses kei gueti idee gsi isch. mir si de bimene riese see verbi cho. Si den nomol e chlini huegel ufe zum ussichtpunkt. nachdem mir e chlini pause gmacht hei und d'ussicht gnosse hei. simr ufe weg zrugg zum e restaurant go sueche. Den het immer wie meh afo regne. mir hei de uns entschloss e trochene unterschlupf z'finde.hei aber nued gfunde bevor mir nid meh odr weniger durnaesst gsi si. s'het de aber au scho gli ufghoert und sisch nid lang gange und mir si widr troche gsi. do mir widr zrugg ueber huegel hei miese hani mit dr alice s'velo gwechslet und mir si beide ohni problem drueber cho. mir hei de no dr gross tempel vpn shangri-la wele vo noechem go aluege, do mir ihn nume vom huegel us gseh hei. hei uns abr de degege entschiede wo mir d'priise gseh hei. mir hei de im neue teil vodr stadt oepis gaesse und si de zrugg zum bikeshop. Alice het s'velo gwechslet und mir si no chli dur d'altstadt zum chline tempel. si de d'velo go zrugg bringe und e schoeni duschi go neh. denn simr ufe hauptplatz go e snack naeh und i ha mit dr Alice probiert am taeglich tanz mitzmache. i ha de nach 15min ufgaeh und bi mi zugticket nach kunming go bueche. d'alice het die volle 90min mittanzt.anschliessend zimr mit de andere drei go z'nacht esse und denn widr go schlofe. am negschte tag si mir alli ufe bus zrugg uf lijiang und hei e letscht z'nacht im mama naxi zaemme gha. dr victor und i si uf kunming, dr mat e tag spoetr. Andrew und Prezzo si am negschte tag witr gfloge und alice isch witr in yunnan umegreist. Dr Alvaro het uns scho in Shangri-La verloh und het sich mit kollege troffe.
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