October 20, 2012 of Kunming, Yunnan
I bought a scarf for 13 rmb or 80 pesos in a sidewalk vendor in Kunming.
I saw exactly the same scarf in a boutique shop called “EGG” in my country, Philippines. Its price is around 200 pesos.
This is a simple reason why a good economy counts. Hahaha. The same reason why it is reasonable to shop a little when in another country especially when you think it will be pricey in your country.
From October 21 to 22 of 2012, we were in Dali. Above postcard has all the food we enjoyed. Yum.
Dali is just a small city of Yunnan where one might consider visiting it may not be worthy. I and Ching Ching scheduled only one and a half day but we regretted it. The city has really a lot to offer.
Dali is surrounded by mountains and the Erhai Lake is placed in its center. We decided to drove around Erhai Lake than cruising in the lake. We preferred exploring the local villages, markets and ports surrounding the lake instead. One highlight in our drive trip was the Dali Old Town where one will sense the city soothing out a surreal but nostalgic breeze of rural life.
People, how’s your new year doing??
I bet everyone is doing great. Have fun with fireworks because I am. Haha!! I pray we will live 2013 with more dreams to come true! ♥♡ (*´∀｀*) ♡♥
October 29, 2012 of Kunming Zoo, Yunnan
Because I was alone, I dared to walk around in Kunming. Nyahehehe!
And see what I found, a very majestic tree! Look at those apple-green colored leaves!
October 26, 2012 of Naxi House, Lijiang
One thing that really amazed me in our stay in Lijiang is we were able to visit a house of a Naxi family (one of the many minority groups in Yunnan). It was not just a short visit to take photos, but also we were served with lunch by the Naxi family in a way that we feel like we were living in their house. It was really an authentic experience: breezy air, sitting on tiny chairs in their porch, wooden chopsticks in our hands and hot tea from old kettle. And look at our very hearty lunch! They are all fresh vegetables and bread! We shared all these food and refilled each others’ teacup while we were talking about Naxi culture.
It felt so homey. I forgot that I was just visiting the place. I almost decided that I wanted to stay there forever. Hahahaha!!
Now, this is what I call – Classic Exploration.