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 noisy machinery, cement mixers blocking the road and all manner of obstacles. Annemarie’s horse seemed afraid of loud noises and kept trying to get away. Then we hit the slopes up through the forest. The path was littered with stones and boulders of all sizes and both our horses were slipping a bit. This is the first time I’ve been on a horse in at least 15 years and I think Annemarie’s first time, so neither of is felt that great with the horses slipping and tripping on the steep and narrow path. We finally reached a small but very nice village. We wandered the village on foot and walked up the hillside to see a waterfall and the source of the village’s water supply. Then we had the fun of riding the horses back down the path and through the building site. It was fine, not really the guys fault that there is now a huge construction site over what was one forest. We enjoyed it. Posted from...

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