Bring Chinese Cuisine to Your Kitchen: Dali Cooking School

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    What is your favourite Chinese food? Have you ever make it at home?   Chinese food is widely known for cheap and easy takeout food more than home cooked meal. I do also like Chinese food and I enjoy cooking, but to this day I’ve never cook it at my kitchen. It’s one [...] Read more »

Octagonal Pavilion in Jingzhen Village, Xishuangbanna, China

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    Xishuangbanna is a whole different side of China. It is in between China and Southeast Asia: Thailand and Laos. Weather is tropical, and the majority of people are Dai nationality. They even use different language: Dai. I traveled in Xishuangbanna twice, on my way to and back from Laos. The second time, I’ve decided [...] Read more »

Shaxi Friday Market in Yunnan, China: Where You Can See Sidewalk Dentistry

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    Shaxi is located in-between two popular destinations: Dali and Lijiang. While on your way to Dali or Lijiang, you might want to consider break up your trip by staying at Shaxi. It is a historic small village on the Tea-Horse trail. If you are landing around Friday, your Shaxi visit will be leveled [...] Read more »

What to Do in Dali, Yunnan Province, China

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    To this day, Dali is my favourite city in China. For two months, I’ve been traveling in Guangxi Province, Yunnan Province and Sichuan Province, and there were not many so places that I could see myself living, but Dali was one of them. Dali used to be a backpackers’’ THE hangout place, but [...] Read more »

China’s Finest Hiking Trail: Tiger Leaping Gorge in Photos

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  Tiger Leaping Gorge, where the tiger leaped over to the other side of the gorge a long time ago, is considered one of the best hiking trails in China. It is located 60km north from Lijiang old town, Yunnan Province. This scenic canyon is the deepest gorge in the world. You are going to [...] Read more »

How to Visit Three Pagodas for Free in Dali, Yunnan, China

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    Entrance fee is the biggest obstacle in China to budget travelers. You have to make the decision based on how much you are willing to pay to see/do. It’s over 10 US$ most of the time, no matter what it is. Three pagodas, the symbol of Dali, Yunnan province, China are not the [...] Read more »

Shaping Monday market; Where There’s Not Much to Buy if You’re Not a Farmer.

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    Located 30km away from Dali Old City, Shaping is famous for their weekly morning market. It’s on every Monday from 9am to 2pm. Just take a bus go north from Dali (10 CNY one way), and you’ll see many little villages around Erhai Lake. Shaping is one of the small villages.   Dali [...] Read more »

Eating Bugs in Jianshui, Yunnan, China – Video Proof!

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    Jianshui Barbecue (Jianshui chaokao 建水 烧烤)   Jianshui is a small town in southern Yunnan Province, China. It’s not glamorous as Yangshuo or Dali. There’s not much to do or see. It’s not famous for anything, I don’t think. Yet this is one of personal favourite places in China so far. People are [...] Read more »

What You Can Do with 1$US in Jianshui, Yunnan, China

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    One late night in Jianshui, we were looking for something to eat, doubting anything would open at this late hour. Then we stumbled upon this little night market with full of barbecue stalls. Chicken feet, pig feet, chicken butt… No, we weren’t in the mood for a heavy barbecue.   “Mi-sheng?”   We [...] Read more »