Sunday, May 13, 2007

2nd stop....Dali

...continuing...

after one day and a half in kunming we pick up a bus and went to dali....5 hour trip, just "peanuts" since during this week of vacations between buses, vans, jeep, flight we've been inside vehicles for probably almost around 48 hours!

Dali is a very beautiful place to visit...it was the first time i've seen the "other side of the coin"...after months living in big metropolis and visiting shanghai finally i see the china that i was expecting in the first place when i came here...

Dali is a ancient city...very well conserved full of tradition, culture...each pore of your body can sense it and feel it!!!...it's like you seen so many times in movies, far-well green fields, mountains still with some snow in the top, the 4th biggest lake in china and the surprise in most of the chinese faces to see a foreigner on those areas!

the first day in dali was amazing...we rent some bikes and just go anywhere our mind, our thoughts, our feelings and our instincts told us to...we supposedly had some orientation spot...which proved to be wrong... we ride down the mountain (on roads...of course, the bikes were too bad for anything else), than we flew through stone roads across the agricultural fields and went to the lake. there we had a very nice chat with a lot of chinese kids that were enjoying the lake and all of them were really excited to see us!...
...afterwards we continue to ride and we found ourselves in one of those chinese villages with really straight roads full of spirituality where only a few foreigners have the pleasure to visit...we stopped in the local market and had fun with some kids....you should had seen the surprise look of the youngsters when we took a picture and showed it on the digital camera screen...it seems like they never seen it!

here you have the photos....




for those who are asking for the videos...there are very nice videos...i'll post later all of them!

...to be continued....

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