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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
... Naxi, a nomadic tribe with herds of animals and they still use and breed a tough and sturdy small horse/pony today. The tree vegetation is dominated with spruce and pine,which looks like a stunted radiata/slash pine.
Our tour van took us up the valley and stopped at an open air performing theatre - there we had an hour-long session of the ...
... dragging our bags, making a terrific noise, in the cold, dark, early morning, in this quiet, quaint little town.
We went down town to see if we could get some warm boots for the boys - but very hard to find shoes big enough to fit...came away without any boots and David still in sandals.....but the boys were happy....they had found more firecrackers to buy! I found a pair of warm corduroy ...
... but that was misguided given there were none and as it was a dead end town, there were none passing through! We could have asked our taxi to wait, which I am sure he would have been delighted to do, or John could have ordered a car in advance of us determining we were finished, because it would have saved us waiting 45 mins!
However, the wait did enable us to see a certain winner of China’s Got Talent, if that monstrosity ever makes it’s way to ...
... and we bought some pastries for breakfast at R&HM's favorite shop. We fell into bed after a very enjoyable day in Lijiang.
Today we six travel mates made an expedition to Snow Peak. Our driver, Xiao, is an expert at maneuvering his charges through the massive crowds at popular tourist sites in his little van. Our first stop was an outdoor stage production, featuring the local Naxi culture, which uses the peak as a backdrop. The show was created ...