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Lijiang is a maze of cobbled streets, rickety wooden buildings and canals.
Very easy to get lost, which we did, wandering through the lanes and alleys lined with stalls making and selling beautiful handcrafts and knick-knacks.
I love coming to a new place and seeing all the different styles of street foods, here they call them Naxi snacks. One style ...
... most of them crowded around the central place of the old town and never seemed to get out into the remote little alleys, which we enjoyed the most as a matter of fact.
Unfortunately due to the tourist masses, all houses are dedicated entirely to tourism by either containing a souvenir shop, a tourist accomodation or a tourist cafe or bar. So all the real inhabitants live outside of the old town, making Lijiang in my eyes a ...
... tourist crowds. But here we were free of charge in end of November all by ourselves. Wonderful! :-)
During the day we only met one other hiker and in our guest house for the night we only met seven other travelers, who all enjoyed the “Inspirational Terrace” of the guest house in silence and with an astonishing view on the mountain range.
Day two was rather cloudy, but this actually turned out to be positive as the remaining hike was again ...
... ist nur eine Seite der Medaille, die wahre Moral, die "Roadmoviemoral", ist die der vermeintlichen Selbstfindung, die mir hier etwas suspekt scheint, auf dieser eigentümlichen Himalayadurchquerung.
Die ständig im Wechsel begriffene Umwelt hat seltsame Konsequenzen. So die, dass das, was man fälschlicherweise(?) als sich Selbst erkennt, sich in vielerlei Hinsicht als Konstrukt des Sozialen herausstellt,
Identitäten entstehen in ...
... over-run by tourists and, in the evening, went out for dinner to a Tibetan restaurant where I had beef and rice with Yak butter. It was really nice but quite westernised so expect the food in Tibet will be quite different. We got our stuff ready for the trek tomorrow which we are both really looking forward to as the scenery is supposed to be spectacular and it will also let us escape the massive crowds of ...