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Xizhou [喜洲] – our happy place
Xizhou [喜洲] – literally Happy [喜] Continent [洲] in Chinese – is a little town in Dali [大理] located on the west of Erhai [洱海] and 29km away from Dali Ancient Town [大理古镇]. In her heyday, it served as an important trading post along the Chama Gudao [茶马古道] – literally Tea [茶] Horse [马] Ancient […]
Dali Ancient Town [大理古镇]
The cafe owners in the ancient town work extremely hard over the various Chinese public holidays because that’s when most Chinese people travel to Dali. With all the income made from these peak seasons, it is enough to cover costs for the entire year. And that’s enough for them, anything extra is a bonus. It […]
The inseparable Cangshan Erhai [苍山洱海]
It is impossible to mention Erhai [洱海] without first emphasising that Cangshan [苍山] is a long stretch of snow-capped mountain parallel to it. With 19 peaks and elevation between 3,500m to 4,000m above sea-level, Cangshan [苍山] is quite impossible for an average human to conquer. Most often, travellers would resort to taking aerial tram rides […]