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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 ...
... 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 ...
... day getting my bearings around the city and walked for hours lost in this time warp they call the old city. I have never seen anything like this... well... Sigi Shoara in Romania comes close and it's another Unesco site. This old town is a huge maze of old stone pedestrian streets, with interwoven canals, and filled with shops and restaurants. You will find many pictures but none truly do it justice.
Chinese people love their snack ...
... br> N: I love your words, Victoria. We should bring you along to do the write-ups.
V: Sounds great! Where are we going next? ...Brazil? or the Mediterranean maybe? A Crete, Cypress, Turkey jaunt perhaps?
N: With maybe Portugal thrown in?
V: And since we are so close- Spain also. I would love to see the Alhambra.
N: Absolutely, as long as we can have ox tail and the roast chicken they cut with a ...