Travel Blogs from Lijiang
... and Dance Originated from the Fear of our Ancestors". The second day in Lijiang, Wednesday, a few of us decided to head to the nearby ancient city of Shule. Our tour guide had written out instructions for us to show people so they could help us get on the right buses. We had to take one bus and then transfer to another but we managed to get there. The city was similar to Lijiang but a fraction of the tourists so it was much more ...
... used long before that as one of the key stops on the ancient tea-horse route to Tibet and India. We were told the village is also a popular spot for filming period Chinese films. We are staying in a local families guesthouse that has basic amenities, amazing food, and a beautiful courtyard. After lunch we walked around the old town and through the local ...
... on to Dali our last stop before returning home. I have been meaning to comment on the chaotic nature of China. We have passes some beautiful houses but inside they are strewn with rubbish and also outside. The rural roadsides are covered in rubbish and even in Tiger Leaping Gorge there was rubbish in the water at the sides. The country has made great advances but the attitudes if the people have not kept up it ...
This was mainly a relaxing day as all we did was have some lunch and then walk up to this cafe that looks out over the old town before we were aloud to walk around the town and find some dinner ourselves before meeting back at the hotel.
A group of us would sit in the courtyard playing cards until it was time to go to our rooms and get some rest for a busy day the next ...
... another matriarchal society. Great to see people just walking about minding their business rather than being shown as side show. We are v close Tibet and Burma Jane Clearly certain of the tribe have chosen to ignore our Kunming guide's advice to lay off the hooch when at altitude! I think I may be in that number, but feeling very energised this morning and looking forward to our walk down to Old Lijiang. Happy Anniversary to Elizabeth and Wiggy. Lots of love from all of us ...
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