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Travel Blogs from Lijiang
In the morning, we wake up wanting to walk a bit on the CangShan. It sounds really nice and easy since we can take a cable car to climb up, walk 10 kilometers on relatively flat surface with a great view of the old city and the lake, then take a cable car to go down.
However, when we go to the counter to book the tour, we are told it's not possible because the cable cars are not working. Too much wind. Indeed, last night and still ...
... Black Dragon Pool' with Yu Long Snow Mountain as the back-drop. We wandered through the "Old Town' taking pictures of the quaint streets - similar to the little village where we were staying - found a Pizza Hut where they had all sorts of yummy food to eat.
David and Hayden still haven't found any boots and David is super-glueing his cracked heels! ...
... We stopped at the Performing Square for Music and Dance when on our little buggy ride and we were fortunate to watch many dance performances in their Naxi National Dress.
We decided for a night in (this place didn't have any heating either, except electric blankets) to recuperate and be able to face our tour around the Sacred Snow Mountain of the Jade Dragon - Yu Long Snow Mountain, the next day.
... who were teaching English in Shanghai and that was a topic she returned to over and over.
All of our guides have been very good and we have enjoyed the company of all of them.
Now I am writing this entry from the Lijiang “International” .Airport (where squat toilets outnumber western toilets 10 to 1) and our flight has been delayed by two hours. It doesn’t look as if we are going to get into Shanghai much before 2.00am!
... buy electric heaters, but that was really expensive. It's amazing how controlled parts of their life are.
We went out early to see the older part of Xian. First, we visited the Drum Tower. Back during the Imperial Dynasties, each city had a Drum Tower and a Bell Tower. The Bell Tower was rung during the day and the Drum was beaten at night. The full day (which has 24 hours) was broken into 11 time periods, so the drum or bell ...