Exploring – Dali, Yunnan by Day

24 Nov

After such a crazy October, a few days of exploring outside of Shanghai made for a welcome change of pace.  In the middle of November we spent a long weekend in Yunnan province.  Yunnan (云南) translates to “South of the clouds” and is located in the southwest part of China, close to Thailand.  The first part of our trip went to the ancient city of Dali.  Dali is a tourist mecca, known for comfortable summers and comfortable winters.  Mountains are to the west of the town and Erhai Lake is to the east, so the feng-shui is excellent.  These photos are from our first afternoon when we wandered around the city and to the shore of the lake.

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The thing that I appreciated most was the brilliant blue sky as we strolled through town.

More photos from our Yunnan trip will be coming shortly.  Between the two of us, we took over 700 shots, so it will take me some time to sort through them and decide which are post-worthy.  Please let me know which ones you enjoy the most!

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2 Responses to “Exploring – Dali, Yunnan by Day”

  1. valerie November 24, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

    I thought the water flowers were pretty! Happy Thanksgiving!!!! Can you find some turkey today?

    • gkm2011 November 25, 2011 at 10:14 am #

      Thanks Val! I did have some turkey – and cranberry sauce, but unfortunately no pumpkin pie. It was a Thanksgiving to remember, we celebrated in a karaoke bar with friends. 🙂

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