AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Dali: Horse Riding


Posted on Nov 27, 2013

We spent the morning packing bags and planning things and checked out of our room by midday. We are taking the overnight train to Kunming (arriving at 5am) so that gave is all afternoon with nothing much to do. So we arranged with the hostel for a few hours of horse riding, up into the forest behind Dali. Our poor horses had to navigate through a massive building site (in China construction sites are absolutely everywhere) which had...

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Dali: Old Town


Posted on Nov 26, 2013

Dali is actually two towns. There is the new town where the bus and train station are, then 12km away there is the Old town of Dali. An Ancient Kingdom in China famed for its marble, mountains and water. This is one of the top destinations for Chinese backpackers and people who we have met on the way recommended it or were also coming here. Maybe it is because we were spoilt by the clean streets of Lijiang with canals running...

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Dali: Three Pagodas Park


Posted on Nov 26, 2013

We’re in the Jade Emu hostel, which is just off the main road along the edge of Dali. We arrived at the hostel around 11:30am in desperate need of a shower and food. So we needed something to do in the afternoon. Luckily for us the Three Pagodas park is about a mile down the main road. The temple complex is enormous. I recorded us walking back and we covered almost 1.1 miles – plus Google shows us descending from the...

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