Conifer Lishui Yang'guang Hotel
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Today we visit the Yangtze River and Tiger Leaping Gorge, apparently named after the tiger that escaped the hunters by leaping at the gorge's narrowest part. Breakfast is more relaxed as the rude Chinese appear to have head off early today. We are greeted by Sharon at the hotel. She presents Kate with a beautiful pink pashmina scarf as an early birthday present. Yesterday she asked Kate her favourite colour. She has been so thoughtful and kind. We head off for our ...
... their hair and makeup done, dress up in traditional costume and a photographer takes shots all around the city. Very strange! We are heading for another of Ian's Trip Advisor review finds, Mr N's Kitchen. It's highly recommended for Westerners fancying a break from Chinese cuisine. The description of a first floor restaurant with balcony sounds lovely. We arrive climbing the steep steps with the menu written all over them. It is like we have arrived ...
... room again in traditional style, sliding shutters separate the living area from the bathroom. The bathroom almost as big the bedroom. We grab a little snooze. Later we meet Sharon our guide again for a walking tour of Lijiang Old Town. This maze of cobbled streets is just amazing. There are flowers everywhere (we teach our guide the word "chrysanthemum" - she is very eager to learn!!!) and the winding, pedestrian only streets are lined with traditional timber and ...
... traditional culture. It's understandable because for decades the official party line was that old things are worthless, the arts are decadent, and there was a complete break with the past for so long that now it seems like China has lost a huge part of its soul.
One of the saddest things about Lijiang is the window it gave us on to the narcissism and sheer vacuousness of so many young and not-so-young Chinese. Chinese tourists don't go anywhere without a selfie ...
... Yunnan is the only province far enough south to grow coffee, so it may please the reader to know that there will be no more problems acquiring it in the remainder of our time here- hence no more withdrawal whinges on the blog.
Feng, obsessed with frozen yoghurt, has granted the first place her custom, despite our animated exhortations that it will only encourage them to propagate the aural torture. After five minutes of that background soundtrack, she ...