Video: Ping Pong Ka-Pow, “Episode 15 – Shangri-La-Di-Dah” – Zhongdian (Shangri La)

And they keep coming!

Continuing on from ep 14 of PPKP ep 15 takes the PPKP team to the mystical village of Zhongdian, a.k.a “Shangri La” high up in the mountains of Yunnan.

As always, make your way over to for Lachlan’s much more interesting write up on what went down in Zhongdian town.

Ping Pong Kapow episode 15 from Adam Teale on Vimeo.

Video: Ping Pong Ka-Pow, “Episode 14 – Long Hard and Deep” – Tiger Leaping Gorge

It’s been a long time coming, but here is the latest Ping Pong Kapow video from Erin, Lachlan & my journey through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos & China in late 2008.

Episode 14 takes us north of Lijang, Yunnan province, up above the Yangtze River to Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Check it out here, or be even cooler and check out our new site and read in much more interesting detail about what we got up to. (Warning – contains graphic images of a pig being butchered, and the occasional/usual swearing.)

Ping Pong Kapow episode 14 from Adam Teale on Vimeo.

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.