Wake up I Shangri la- amazingly sunny day but still cold! Get ready and get taxi to bus station. Ushered in by other chinese traveller-so cute! Bus uneventful and lasted 6 hours- finished the last empress book. Arrive in Dali and get taxi to hostel- clean new and £2 per night! Head to old town. Receptionists asks other chinese person to explain so he just shows us the way. Instead of leaving he asks to look round with us- awkward as he can barely speak any Engli...
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Wake up I Shang. Take ages getting ready so have quick day of bus to monastery (houses 700 monks and is most important I China). When back in town wander round and find Tara's where we eat. Food no good but Tara lovely. Tells us her guesthouse burnt down last year after being open only 3. Half town burnt down when drunk left open flames around.