Travel Blogs from Lijiang
Passing through the streets of Lijiang the beauty is breathtaking.... Beautifully crafted wooden shop fronts with the classic terrcotta ribbed rooftops all cuddled together, separated by the square stone cobbled street with waterways like veins streaming through.
The smells of ...
... the immediate area, but we didn't want to take the shuttle back down. The map indicated a path, which indeed there was, but it appeared to be closed because of fire danger. Now being from Colorado, I know what fire danger looks like, and unless thousands of tourists were all throwing there cigarette butts into the brush, the fire danger was pretty low. But the chance of thousands of tourists throwing their butts into the brush was probably ...
... 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. ...
... scare foreigners into paying money (5-10rmb) to take photos there. Since we had already paid a significant entrance fee to get into the gorge, none of us were too keen on paying these women even more to take photos. If we didn't pay though they'd start screaming at us and at one point one of them actually grabbed a girl who was with us and spat on her until she paid up.
Overnight we stayed at a guest house called "Halfway House" because ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking