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Travel Blogs from Lijiang
... to take our bus tickets to the Tiger Leaping Gorges the next day. Indeed, we have decided to do a little sport and climb the mountain.
After the station, we walk to the Heilongtan, the Black Dragon Pool, where stands a bridge that you can see in most of the pictures if you googleimage the word "Lijiang".
There's not much to say there again, we just have a chilled out day looking at shops, saving our energy for the mountain :D
... 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.
... day getting my bearings around the city and walked for hours lost in this time warp they call the old city. I have never seen anything like this... well... Sigi Shoara in Romania comes close and it's another Unesco site. This old town is a huge maze of old stone pedestrian streets, with interwoven canals, and filled with shops and restaurants. You will find many pictures but none truly do it justice.
Chinese people love their snack ...
... dazed state, I worked with the decidedly apathetic Air China ticket sellers to devise a plan. We’d fly to Nanjing and take the fast train home, the last train home. Not only did this plan work out perfectly, Baba Mama got to experience almost every type of Chinese transportation: Maglev trains, subways, cabs, sleeper buses, bread trucks, fast trains, cable cars, Great Wall toboggans, motorcycle taxis, and even bamboo boats!