Day 5: Night out in Dali with the stars
Night out in Dali! We all got our western fix and sweet tooth satisfied. We sat outside and just watched the people go by as the sun was going down. There was some good people watching and interesting night life. When we arrived back in Xizhou, we went star gazing. Let me just say the day was great as usual but the stargazing made it even better. There were so many stars in sky. Now most of us can identify a decent number of stars such as Sirius, Aldeberon, and the North Star and the planet Jupiter. All of us just stood on the terrace with our heads cranked up for about half an hour amazed by everything that happened in the sky. If we come out in the middle of the night, around 12-2am, we can supposedly see "shooting stars" and more action than we can at 8:30pm. Next time, I am going to come up with my sleeping bag and a pillow to snuggle up and watch the night sky.