Old 03-19-09, 07:03 AM
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just got back from a side trip - took busses all over SE Yunnan. What a great place. flew from Kunming to Wenshan then bus to Puzhehei (large shallow lake and georgeous karst topography) , Bamei (idyllic isolated Zhuang minority village only reachable via polled boat through a 1 km long cave), Jianshui (Ancient Confucian Temple and scattered great architecture) and Xinje (mountains with extensive Hani rice terraces). Lots of photos, will post a link to a blog (it wasn't a bike tour so not posting here)

Planning first bike tour now, likely ride from Kunming->Dali->Tiger Leaping Gorge->Dali then train back to Kunming. Expect to leave soon.

if anyone reading this has experience with the old road from Kunming to Dali: should I skip this and take the train to dali, then ride? is it worth the extra miles? there is a road older than the new expressway, it looks like it will take a good bit of time to get to dali. I'm fine with t he time, unless the area is just not worth the time. (it definately could be, you dont have to get far from Kunming until you hit pretty good mountains and scenery)
2009 Custom TI Frame Road Bike, all 2007 Campy Record, Campy Euros Wheelset
2009 Custom TI Frame touring Bike. S&S couplers, XTR Drivetrain. LOW granny.
2009 Performance Bicycles TI (by Lynsky) road frame, 7900 DA, 7950 DA Compact Crank, Light Niobium Rim Wheels
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