02/21/2010 - 02/21/2010 70 °F
Hello-we have finally made it out of the fog/haze. Yesterday in Kunming it was beautiful. Kunming was actually a nice city with a walking area in the center-mellow feel and no Gucci or Prada. We had a nice afternoon there and dinner. Yo and I went on an adventure to the Carrefour (supermarket). My grandpa Ralph always said he and Grandma always went to the supermarket wherever they went to see what people were really like--well Kunming did not disappoint-it was big and busy. After oversleeping the alarm and not having the car we asked for at the hotel we managed to brave the crazy airport(last day of spring festival holiday-busiest travel week in China) we made it on the plane and to Dali. It is really beautiful here. We are staying at a small hotel that is just perfect-reminds me of Mexico. The sun is shining and we have a guide for the next 8 days so the adventures around food will be eased. They even brought a wooden bucket of rice at lunch(Adrians dream). We are napping and resting in the sun before we walk through old Dali. I will let the kids tell you about this mornings adventures but all I have to say is I feel so much better being out of the city. The next week will be great!!!