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Travel Blogs from Lijiang
... noodles, dumplings, soups, yabbies, stuffed snails, DIY bubble tea, fried fish, fish balls, rice puddings, DIY stir frys, fried quail eggs, char grilled stuffed eggplant, meatballs and did I mention fried bugs that's right bugs, worms, wasps, beetle bugs, need I say more.
... Blue Moon Valley. Frankly I am glad that the trails were closed, because Chinese tourists have zero respect for their surroundings and would have trashed the place in less than a day.
After a full day in the mountains I was quite refreshed and reminded of Colorado. Pine trees, clear rivers, stunning peaks, and fresh air. If you can get off the beaten path Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is well worth the nearly 500 kuai you have to pay for access.
... 50ft rock that the bridge lead to in the edge of the rapids was constantly and very noticeably being shaken by the river. The roar is deafening and the movement of the water is mesmerizing. We were lucky and got the rock on the edge of the river all to ourselves for nearly an hour. A nice little spot for a picnic. After a bit of rain the rocks are pretty slick, so do take care.
Next stop Shangri-la.
... Shuhe is pretty comfortable.
Sleepy Inn has been amazing, but it does require a bit of Chinese. The owner and her assistant don't really speak any English, but they are the most friendly "help" that I have encountered in China. The breakfast is amazing everyday and they will make pretty much whatever you request, as far as Chinese food goes. The western style breakfast is eggs, toast, preserved salted pork, and coffee. ...
... another 1.5 hours down and both Lindsey and I ate ****, Lindsey while she was still laughing at my fall. We brushed off the mud and made it to the road where we could catch a ride back. There was only one bus at 3pm and since it wasn't even 10am, we had to pay for a taxi at a hostel. There was a huge landslide that took out a big chunk of road so we got a ride to the landslide and had to hike over it. Then on the other side we got in a van with this paranoid-looking guy. He was checking ...
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