Travelling around Yunnan Province, China this year, it was a pleasure to spend a week in the ancient town of Dali. After each long day of walking and touring around Lake Erhai, we would return to our comfortable guesthouse, the Jade Emu, run by a Chinese -Australian couple. Next door, they also run a quaint little restaurant, La Dolce Vita, with an Italian menu, wine, along with a book exchange, cafe and DIY laundry. These Western services are most welcome, especially for the long term guest, but then so are the broken bikes used as decor.
The husband is from Melbourne: this would explain the broken bikes in the cafe garden, an appealing idea to copy. Melbournians love to up-cycle junk.
Thanks once again to Ailsa for the travel theme.