Dali, Yunnan = Get your thermals on

It’s really really cold, but it isn’t really that cold – it’s 2 dec C.
But coming from 18+ months living in Thailand this is very cold.

Yesterday morning we arrived in Dali, Yunnan, after a 17 hour or so bus trip from Jinghong. The bus was pretty good – it was a sleeper bus – something i hadn’t ever seen before. Bunk beds in 3 rows up the bus. Long enough for your average Chinese bloke to stretch out in. Despite all the piss stops, spitting, smoking and overall smell of death the bus was a good way to get around. Hopefully we haven’t contracted TB or something just as cool.

We are staying in the ‘old city’ Dali – it backs onto a massive mountain (i think it’s called Cangshan /Malong). Seemingly “authentic”. The 3 of us were a little knackered yesterday after the bus trip so we didn’t get up to very much. I think we are going to hire some bikes today.

3 thoughts on “Dali, Yunnan = Get your thermals on”

  1. Haha, I love how you describe the bus with an ‘overall smell of death’ as being reasonable. 😀

    Please do tell me how the noodles are up there in addition to the regular tranportation fare, hostel fee and beer price update. 🙂

    [Dutch-mode] Goede reis allemaal!

  2. Mr Bart how r u dude?

    Food is good – a bowl of noodles (youtiao??) yesterday for 4 yuan and some of that oily bread (1 yuan). Our hostel is 15Yuan per person. Drank some Dali beer for 5 Yuan – not so good.

    Got any food recommendations? Have u been up to this area?

  3. Ah, the price of a beer is a life-standard indicator, just like the McD. 🙂
    Never been in Dali, but let me check with Eva if she can get you into some local delicacies. 😉

    Back in HK things are fine. We moved last weekend to a new home in Sheung Wan. I love it! New things to explore and much closer to work and LKF. 🙂 Although all the move-out expenses will mean I have to postpone some trips like a visit to you… :'(

    Luckily I’m still able to keep in touch with you like this. I always look forward to your updates! 🙂

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