Travel Blogs from Lijiang
... noodles, dumplings, soups, yabbies, stuffed snails, DIY bubble tea, fried fish, fish balls, rice puddings, DIY stir frys, fried quail eggs, char grilled stuffed eggplant, meatballs and did I mention fried bugs that's right bugs, worms, wasps, beetle bugs, need I say more.
... due to a current drought in this area. The local Naxi museum was interesting. Saw a Naxi priest. Notably of them left now as it takes over 20 years to do the study. Not many young Chinese are keen to do this training. The priest writes in picture language. We got a piece to bring home. Got something for the house today as well. Can't wait to show Jayde & Alisa, they will love ...
... Blue Moon Valley. Frankly I am glad that the trails were closed, because Chinese tourists have zero respect for their surroundings and would have trashed the place in less than a day.
After a full day in the mountains I was quite refreshed and reminded of Colorado. Pine trees, clear rivers, stunning peaks, and fresh air. If you can get off the beaten path Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is well worth the nearly 500 kuai you have to pay for access.
... the best part of the rapids. You have to pay about 10 kuai to use any paths down to the gorge to cover their maintenance. You also have to pay another 10 kuai to cross any of the bridges that the locals have built down near the river. The middle path was seemingly the best because we only ended up paying to cross 1 bridge out a giant rock sitting in the edge of the rapids. The hike down is pretty steep in ...
... throughout China. While the town is definitely old and lovely with narrow cobblestone streets and old water wheels, there are shops and restaurants everywhere and even a Las Vegas like strip that the Chinese were loving in the evenings.
A day trip to Tiger Leaping Gorge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_Leap ing_Gorge definitely lived up to its reputation although the best way (not for me though) is to ...
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