Sunday, October 24, 2010

CINA-LAND DAY 3

KUNMING-DALI

morning call at 6am, breakfast at 7am and departure for touring at 8am... first stop was the Jinri Pavillion and the Towers in the West Temple where this tower contains history of more than one thousand years which is equivalent with the three pagodas in Dali... there were many nice statueses along the way and what amazed me was the morning exercise which the locals would do... some were using tennis racquet with the ball on it and started dancing, boucing the ball at the same time and some even form small groups performing dances along the road... mummy followed one of the group and started joining in the fun... my mum is so cute =D






after that we proceeded to the Jinma Biji Archway... wasnt listening to what the local tour guide xiao chen was talking about but i was carried away by the city scenery... hahahaha
next was we went to some place where they provide everyone a good foot reflexology but i know is not just some ordinary place where they just massage your feet... is another place where they are gonna try to convinced you into buying their products... uncle nic spend 32000 yuen there and while we were waiting for them, something happen in the bus.. aunty peggy as usual started buying more stuffs with the locals riding on their bikes and started to help them promote as well... kinda scary though at one point they were too noisy, aunty peggy started shouting at them to keep quiet...
lunch was next and we had this special wild mushroom steamboat... it actually tasted yummy as there was no strong mushroom smell at all which i like.... not only that we had this noodles where you cant even see any steam coming out from it as it is being covered by a thick layer of oil... according to the local guide, the layer of oil was the only way to make the food stayed warm and men last time are a little bit fussy of their food so women came up with this idea of serving them noodles instead of rice...

in conclusion, it was nice and very oily... i called it the oily noodle dish =X... right after meal we proceeded to the West Hill Scenic Spot and Dragon Gate... in order to reach the top, we must climb up 300+ steps and i feel it is worth it... i take it as an opportunity to KAM FEI~~ after an oily meal =)... only 6 of us went up for this hill while the rest stayed in the bus due to the drizzle...

the moment we reach the top, we are able to see the whole kunming city.. what caught my attention was the view where one side of the city is raining while the other side is sunny... i was told that Yunnan is a place with weird weather and i gotta agree with it... you literally can see the split of difference when you are right on top of that hill =)



i was actually sweating after this climb... YES!! but after such exercise is off to another 4 hours of bus ride to Dali... along the way we did stop a few places for toilet and at one stop i saw this huge dog running around... its really BIG!!! =O too bad no pics... i was busy buying snacks actually hahahahaha
dinner in Dali was normal... nearly thought that i enter the wrong toilet as there is no doors... *toilet phobia started*


this spicy siu yuk is something special... it even have "pai kuat" version which was also nice... after dinner was off to our new hotel... could not remember anything about this hotel actually... but just to remind everyone... Dali did not really strike me besides the tea ceremony which i will blog about in the next post =).... till then BYE
TO BE CONTINUE~~

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