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... the old ladies in handwoven clothes, were on their way to the community hall for some kind of social event. We suspected there would be feasting, but although we walked past slowly a couple of times, nobody invited us in.
We stayed in a lovely courtyard guesthouse. The courtyard had a beautiful garden, really well designed, with goldfish and turtles in pools, and two little dogs to make a fuss of. In the evenings the skies were so clear, not ...
This old town is a lot like Pingyao, except there are no city walls here. Walking around old town is a great way to see what Yunnan has to offer...my favorite of course being the devoted hemp clothing stores, although not cheap, probably the highest quality clothes I have ever seen. I saw some Mary J. growing wildly in the forest, so its no surprise they have a lot of hemp too. Yunnan also makes some great coffee. ...
... of much of Yunnan during this time. The sculptures were very detailed and colourful, I don’t know if this is due to restoration or if the colour has stayed all these years. Either way it was interesting, the kingdom was Buddhist so some of the carvings were of Buddhist deities and there was even a sculpture of a vagina which apparently would be worshipped (and they would ask this statue for fertility). This is an unusual theme and ...
... is, especially if you are a westerner, that it is assumed that you have money and are a good target to sell to. If we could have afforded it I would have bought that Blue Rose but at US$8,500 we declined (there was a 30% discount if we took the picture without the frame though). We could have bought some of the smaller student produced pictures but they were still too expensive so we reluctantly had to leave without buying anything.
And the rain had stopped!
... to dip the bread in the jelly!
The day they were all sick, I walked through the park and had a little "me" time in a beautiful setting.
4/24-5/12 Lijiang Day 1 and Free Day Yunnan Day 2-3
Our hotel was atrocious. The business card boasted free wi-fi, 24
hour hot water, and KTV. We didn't stay long enough to confirm the
KTV, but the 24 hour hot water was totally a lie. They shut the hot
water off after a ...