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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 ...
We were off on our tour for the day to Yu Long, Snow Mountain - just the foothills - they said we needed oxygen if we went up to the height of the glacier, so we took the easy road.
Lijiang is situated on a wide, flat, dry plain, surrounded by mountains and dominated by the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain - modern name Yu Long. The early people ...
Train arrived at Lijiang Station, 6:30 am. Freezing conditions (-6 degrees that night) awaited us and it was still dark - it didn't light-up until 8:00 am. We booked in at the Maple Leaf Inn, in an old style built section of the city. The owner - Will, who is Dutch - came and met us at the Ornate Chinese Arched Entrance to the village. The lane-ways are all cobble stones and only for pedestrians and here we ...
... as shown with all the street vendors that dot almost every street corner. Lijiang is no different but the snack change slightly. I've tried many things but the best has to be the Yak meat jerky! God I love that stuff!! One I liked a little less (not at all actually) was a yak milk yogurt dish served with a scoop of spices and green onion. Yum! Got this one off a guy on the street walking around with a bucket. I saw people stopping him like mad wanting some so ...
Lijiang is another pretty, touristy town but lacks the charm that Dali has. The old town center felt more like a model village than a real town and the only way to get away from the touristy feel was by going to the new town, which wasn't particularly nice. It was an ok place to spend a day though and we took the opportunity to buy some winter clothes before ...
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