Undulating mountain car between the bumps ahead, fluctuated, but fairly comfortable Volvo buses. Icy mountains outside the window, the occasional exposed wood structure houses, side of the mountain than the rounded mountains of Guangxi tough more, the night gradually coming faintly discernible little lights. Suddenly my phone rang, and a call from my father, he asked me where I said that was the way to Dali. Dad wanted me to go home as soon as possible, I thought to look slightly Deng, homesick again take out the idea. However, I can immediately go back to Wuhan, and the end of the journey in front of Lijiang, be far behind. There is a road in the renovation, the car go particularly difficult. Bai said the girl was originally from Kunming to Dali, as long as six hours by car, but because of delays in this journey, and now need 8 hours. Halfway Chuxiong car stopped at a gas station. Are put off airing out a bit cold, the night sky a few stars flickering. The following journey relatively fast, very quiet mountains of the highway with little traffic.
23:00 so, when passing a toll station, turn the corner, a city of bright lights appear on the horizon, Dong said Miss Shimonoseki to, that is, to the new city of Dali. Quickly got off from Miss Dong instructed us, here is the Golden Triangle drug leads to Kunming, as well as the mainland's largest transit point, the situation was chaotic, but also so late, it is best to find a hotel to settle down immediately, not in the street milling a. They listened with some dismay, I jotted down her mobile phone number. Do not over Bai girls, we go out Shimonoseki station, outside, people, Dali Road, streets were almost running out of people, and we had to carrying a backpack, look for the resident. Exactly opposite one Nanzhao hotel, into an open look, or force, and we suddenly have a sense of security. Lived, in this camp, and 6 floor, a standard room. Into the room, waiters also exhortations, and the door locked is good, no one knocked on the door is not open, how still so nervous?
Turn on the TV, Dali television is playing a song: "Super star", SHE's songs are very refreshing, this is my first time I heard this song. At this time, Miss Dong sent a text message saying that she had a good stay in the hotel, and asked how we like, and I said, "Thank you, had to arrange good." Looked out the window, feeling quite clean Dali City, opposite the upstairs Pu Cun Xi suits ad was shocked at the head.
We all wash a hot bath, I Mcdull watching TV, just released a film starring Chow Yun-fat, which happens to have a passion for the lens, I am facing the McDull ask "tone does not transfer," she said, "no transfer of." Well, do not transfer to Taiwan? ? ? I said: "Really tune啦" and "transfer bed and I slept side of beef," Oh, I see. I can not help but laugh.
The next day morning I opened a curtain and saw stretching out of Montenegro, the sun was rising from the mountain side, which is Cangshan Yu Mo, how did last night to see? Is a person Mengtoutaishui beef, Mcdull and I set out to Lijiang tickets 20:00 car. Dali cursory go some day. The roadside, bought Erkuai eat rice, do fritters inside the root folder, just as the country's annual road selling pancake. Stall holders is a pair of twin sisters Hui forgot to introduce, and our beef is still the children of the Eight Banners, Manchu people do.
Send a postcard at the post office, and shouted to beef, take a total of 4-way car steam Dali. No car seats were filled, standing next to me, is a pair of mother and daughter, his daughter is probably on the junior high school appearance, wearing a baseball cap, I asked where to get off the mother. She said that is not clear, they are also over tourism. An uncle next to a local dialect to speak in a Chase, I literally did not hear to understand. Later, the conductor, or to tell me the answer. The mother and I chatted up, she was a teacher in Kunming, this time over the winter vacation with her daughter for fun, eye-opener. A lot of roadside stone processing shop, suddenly react, this is the Dali ah, the world-famous marble origin!
In the South Gate under the car, city gates, "Dali," the word particularly eye-catching, there is a plaque on the tower: Literature of the state. Bright and clean blue sky, white clouds drift over from the mountain side, Cangshan Shi Jiufeng towering front line in the West spread out, such as the iron wall, Methodist, patrol foot of the mountain city of Dali. Three months ago, Baby Anne, had been down this runaway Cangshan Shi Jiufeng dozens of kilometers, and later included in the whole of "Knew" At that time, she is the inspiration here, as the birthplace of her lonely heart In harmony with nature and history here. Dali ancient king really would choose States, here and back hill near the water in order to Cangshan backing, facing Erhai Lake, an exercise in resort! Mountain waist with white marks, and that is romantic in the snow of the Cangshan.
Under siege, if we as conquerors burst into the city, the ancient city worthy of the title is left of ancient city fortresses, solid walls, streets are very neat, checkerboard start, the sun shining on the stone floor, the ancient city is also vibrant, the spirit of great length. On both sides of the antique shops, jewelry shops, butterfly specimens shop, row upon row. In the five Chinese book store will be spent, this looking book, "On the Road" by the lady told me to sell books sold last month, the last one, again with Kerouac pass by.
Internet cafe on the opposite side of the new space will be on the net, net charges are not, as contained in the travel guides as 5 yuan an hour, where as long as 2 yuan an hour, broadband pretty fast. In the ASE China issued a travel edition of the text articles, "in Dali ancient city of the sun," triumphantly.
And then continue along the crowd referred to in the backdrop to what generalissimo House. I am a man into a walk, here is the leader of the uprising to commemorate the late Qing Dali Tu Wen-hsiu, he is the kind of reckless type of rebels, and later failed his death. Museum contains a lot of the past put the weapons, a sword rust has been fast and exhausted, I tried to shook, or heavy. Wandered the courtyard, there is a lot of Canbei, handwriting has not identified above. Hit a bit brass bell, I wonder if they heard did not outside McDull. On that day when someone shouted my name, I often billed as a look, it is Mcdull, and she urged me to come out early.
Opposite is a military zone, and we go around to the Yu Er Road, where the Bai style museum, I have a point of a papaya and chicken, the chicken slightly acidic, it inspired my appetite. Eaten later, shopping and more effort. This time, facing the mountains to the West Office, Wang saw a flow of water from the top down, this should be one of the Cangshan 18 Creek, and along the creek to go down, that is洋人街. St. The first is a home CD stores, called "Heaven ladder", hut which fluttered light music, Calla shimmering on the table. Like a little girl sitting in the same reading, but she is long hair, it should be is necessary to keep shop. McDull and the beef a little bit, "Maiduhaizhu", turned the CD are not satisfied, but added several personalized front of a thin notebook not put it down, and choose to pick one person to buy two.
洋人街is indeed the essence of the ancient city of beautiful cafes, bars, hotels, all focused on exactly. We have come to Tibet bar, I saw inside the exquisite ancient wooden table covered with cloth like the Thangka, bar filled with a variety of wines, especially those who were eye-catching wine, beer ads hung the room. Hair is a very interesting tie reception, bar becomes the vulnerable point, maybe it really is a Tibetan. Now no one has to patronize here, at the big picture of the possible is another. Shanghai Fuzhou Road, near the Bund, Wang Dan's light would have been a Tibetan restaurant, but now the Italian restaurant had changed.
East Gate tower mounted a distance, one can see Three Pagodas, we did not see the tower, but rather look at the sea - Erhai Lake. Ever since we entered the ancient city, we've been there with us Bai women to sell her boat, and now she finally succeeded. Or take the bus to the Erhai Lake, originally a carriage, but high charges.
Standing on the edge of Erhai Lake, the wind is blowing from the direction of Cangshan a bit big. Erhai rough, beat shore stone, really a bit like the sea. The sea side of the hill bare and visible above the shadows of clouds move. Looking back on Cangshan the other side, a dark cloud dark mass, like the "Lord of the Rings" in The Dark Knight aggressive array.
Boating Erhai Lake, a great wave, the hull Dangling, standing on deck, watching Cangshan clouded over there, while the Erhai side a blue sky, then semi-Ban Yin-yang, the dark clouds drifting away to become white clouds, occasional rain hit in the forehead But it does not matter, this rain is not up. Dark clouds in the southwest side of the sun to get in, shed a few Tin Kwong Road, such as the Buddhist spirit appeared, according to the foot of a mountain somewhere, so that parts of a bright spot, is where the birth of a miracle? Qizaimiaozai! It is Caine daylight was shed on the shaved head, so he wrote a poem describes Cangshan Sun: "Leading the warmth, it is still a King"!
Throughout the afternoon floating in the lake, quietly sat, he was floating down the hair spray inspired to see the sky changes, towering Cangshan still vigorous, the sun where you can enjoy different colors to show. Space is so vast, and could feel the water the poor is that hill, mountain poor is that the heavens, and infinite.
In addition to our board, there are three foreign men, can not determine which country, spoke English, would come across in洋人街looked Mo Yang is also a student. McDull and beef have been next to talk with one of them, called the "male", mainly because of his eyelashes very long. Fortunately, this handsome guy some lame leg, otherwise we will run in the past two MM's love directly. As for his disability is born, or come to China broke into such a, you know.
Arguments on the handsome guy until Kam Sho, Elvin Island, and the sister islands connected to Quicksilver. This island is really bear, no good spots, can only be described with three words: dirty, chaotic, and poor, a group of children and senior citizens, such as Elang like to follow you, to lead the way fees, the island is extremely Diao, trying to cheat your money hand, to this place, would only affect mood, the way all regret. McDull and I have agreed to block Treasure Island, go back online to the world after the tourists warned: Do not be fooled come to this place!
Eventually return, and we rush 19:30's car, and goes back to hotel to take packages. To catch the 4-way car, hurriedly bid farewell to the ancient city, mottled walls gradually rows away.
Also all the way to board a high fast bus, go to Lijiang. When the car reached the highway, beef call me out soon to see: I saw the ancient city of Dali charming night, illuminated, then Three Pagodas against the background of the electro-optic, a full show, just like three lighthouse. Goodbye, Dali!