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Archive for February, 2016

Mt. Cang Cloud Traveler’s Path – Dali, Yunnan Posted by on Feb 29, 2016

Mt. Cang Dali

The Old Town of Dali can be intense with the traffic and crowds, but it’s still possible to find peace and quiet – you just have to hike up a mountain! Check out this video highlight of walking the Cloud Traveler’s Path along Mt. Cang.

San Yue Jie – A Street Festival in Dali Posted by on Feb 25, 2016

On the third full moon of the lunar calendar, the circus comes to Dali. Ok, it’s not exactly a circus, but it sure looks like one. San Yue Jie (三月街 – sān yuè jiē), or “Third Month Street”, is the biggest festival of the year for the local Bai people. If you’re wondering why the festival uses…

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The Quiet Side of Dali Posted by on Feb 22, 2016

Dali Er Hai Lake

Although the town of Dali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in China, it’s still possible to escape the crowds here. Stay in a village along the beautiful Er Hai Lake for a more peaceful, relaxing trip.

The Classic Yunnan Backpacking Trip Posted by on Feb 17, 2016

Kunming Day Trips Video

There’s been a lot of posts about Yunnan province (云南省 – yún nán shěng) here recently. That’s partly because I spent a year living there, and also because it’s just a downright awesome place. I mean, what other province in China has 18 oddities about it? I’ve also given you 20 reasons why you should visit…

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Real Chinese Food – Dinner Posted by on Feb 17, 2016

If you were looking for some orange chicken and fortune cookies you’ve come to the wrong place, because we’re introducing real Chinese food here. So far, we’ve taken a look at breakfast and lunch, so check those posts first if you missed out. I hope you’re still hungry, because dinner (晚餐 – wǎn cān) is…

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Exploring Dali Posted by on Feb 15, 2016

Dali Yunnan

Dali (大理 – dà lǐ) is a city in southwest China’s Yunnan province. Mention this name to anyone in China and they will know exactly where you are talking about. It’s no surprise that it is one of China’s most popular tourist destinations with its tall mountains surrounding the city along with the beautiful Er…

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Shaxi Video Tour Posted by on Feb 11, 2016

Shaxi Villages

We’ve already introduced the ancient town of Shaxi in Yunnan province in a written post, so now it’s time to take a little video tour. Check out the town square, a few temples, and an awesome hostel. Explore the beautiful surroundings on foot, and finish with the colorful Friday market.

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