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Travel Blogs from Lijiang
... had a rain jacket, but her jacket and bag were very wet by the end. She was dry, but it takes time for a bag (and passport) to dry out in the humid rainy season. When we arrived at the parking lot which wasn't our bus stop, I found a woman and asked here where Tina's was. She pointed right and so we continued, but I couldn't see a path and the road went left in a series of large switchbacks that would take a long time to walk up. So I asked again, ...
... where we would get charged an exorbitant amount of money for a fancy tea and then she would get a cut. But this wasn't aShanghai or Beijing. This was just a kind girl, taking us to her aunt's restaurant so she could share her local culture with us. She didn't expect anything in return and the noodles only cost 8* rmb ($1.25) At dinner that night in Lijiang we had another positive experience with a Chinese family. After being seated at the same ...
... and Dance Originated from the Fear of our Ancestors". The second day in Lijiang, Wednesday, a few of us decided to head to the nearby ancient city of Shule. Our tour guide had written out instructions for us to show people so they could help us get on the right buses. We had to take one bus and then transfer to another but we managed to get there. The city was similar to Lijiang but a fraction of the tourists so it was much more ...
This was mainly a relaxing day as all we did was have some lunch and then walk up to this cafe that looks out over the old town before we were aloud to walk around the town and find some dinner ourselves before meeting back at the hotel.
A group of us would sit in the courtyard playing cards until it was time to go to our rooms and get some rest for a busy day the next ...
... in the news, the guide was surprised - "no-there are many people in China - people die all the time".
Our introduction at one of our guesthouses "oh - there is no toilet here - but you can use the one you smelled as you walked down the street!
We have encountered very very few western tourists, although did spend a fun night with three backpackers at Tiger Leaping Gorge playing a zany cardgame called "Spoons".
Best compliments - ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed