Sunday, October 31, 2010



morning call at 6am, breakfast at 7am and touring starts at 8am as usual... we stayed in some resort where spa and hot spring is their speciallity.. the bathroom is the awesome place to be cuz the tub was huge... water used are from the hot spring itself so we can dipped ourselves in the hotpool or just in your very own bathroom in the room... kena tipu as they said we need to sit some "tut tut" car as from one location to another is far... IS NOT EVEN FAR!!!

first stop was the Changshan Mountain where we will take a cable car up to view the scenery of Dali city and Er Hai... kinda got phobia with steps but what to do we need to face them everyday... spotted something funny in the cable car itself with its translation for the 1st safety tips... "for your own safety do not TOCK the gondola" it should be do not shake...

there i get to see the world biggest chinese chess set ever made and it is said to be on its way to the guinness world records... WOW!! china people are really great with their minds... hehehe saw beautiful leaves representing end of autumn as winter is coming

more walking is done as you can see in the pics in order to reach the waterfall ahead... the weather indeed loved us as it rain... but nothing can stopped us from reaching our goal... slippery steps as well as uneven steps really make things more challenging... after that we went to the Tian Long Babu Movie Town where it was the original site for the shooting for the famous TV series "TianLongBaBu" whoever do watch TVB drama's i think they would know as for me i do not know what series is that...

there were performanced held in the movie town about how they choose bride and groom all as i wasnt even interested le... i would prefer walk off and start taking pics... hahahaha then it was lunch in an authentic restaurant and here are only apart of the dishes... malas to upload le =P

right after lunch is shopping~~ how i love that word =) my family and i took a picture with our local tour guide in her minority clothings... she is from the bai minority and bai means white...

my aunt took pictures with the journey to the west *fake* casts... i thought it was free but by taking pics with them it costs me 10 yuen... BAH!!!!!! anyway we were only given 2 hours to shop... not enough lo but i did manage to get lots of stuffs... hahahah i actually miss out one thing, Dali is famous for the silver wear... most of them thinks by wearing silver brings them good luck and protect them from sickness... i do not even know such thing exists but its their believes so i wont disturb...
after that we continue our journey to Black Dragon Pool and Xizhou to visit the Residential House of the Bai people and watch the Three-Tea Ceremony which eventually shows the Bai Minority's warmnest welcome to the distinguished guests.... we drank the bitter tea, the sweet tea and the spicy tea... i love the sweet and the spicy one... it wasnt spicy as in chilli spicy but cinnamon scent which was nice =).. through the ceremony we get to see their culture as well as their wedding ceremony... according to the bai people, pinching the bride and groom 3 times brings them good luck.. the harder the better =O

time to bid farewell to our local guide as we will be heading to another city called Lijiang which took another 4 hours... kinda realized that getting from one place to another in Yunnan need at least 4 hours le... anyway Lijiang is characterized by its magnificient mountains, clear water and beautiful landscape... upon reaching it was time for dinner... my 1st impression was nice restaurant and the next was DIM SUM for dinner??? anyway it tasted horrible... non of us enjoy the food actually and complains started from my uncle LOL

end of day 4 in Yunnan,China... sorry to kept you guys waiting will try my best to update more as im kinda busy now... anyway stay tune peeps and im signing out =)

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