In Dali we cycled round the Erhai lake, 56km on tiny ladies bikes! Was beautiful but sore. We stayed a night in a village across the lake, and took some detours through villages and fields full of all sorts of green vegetables.
The majority of Dali's population is from the Bai minority, we tried their '3 course tea' in a Bai family guest house in Dali, Yunnan, China. In the centre of the old town girls dressed in Bai clothes pose with tourists for photos.
The older ladies would sit in 'foreigners street', which is full of bars, cafes and restaurants geared to western tourists, and push their "Jewellery", "Hashish", "Smoke".