AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Lijiang: Black Dragon Pool


Posted on Nov 25, 2013

A couple of days ago we had wandered to the Black Dragon Pool park, but the 80 Yuan (per person) entrance fee put us off after we read the wiki article (linked above) and a few Trip Advisor reviews, both of which stated that the pool was dry. After walking to the heritage park and finding that it is now a building site we decided to see if we could enter the park from the North for less. To cut a long story short we did. The Black...

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Lijiang by Night


Posted on Nov 25, 2013

Lijiang has been the best town we have visited in China. The Old Town has a great character and we went for a wander last night with the camera. We have been carrying a small tripod and so far it has hardly been used, but finally for these night shots it became worth the extra weight. All our Lijiang by night pictures can be found here.Posted from Lijiang, Yunnan,...

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Lijiang: World Heritage Park


Posted on Nov 24, 2013

We walked from our hostel in the old town to the World Heritage Park. It’s listed on Trip Advisor with many reviews and can be seen on Google Maps, so easy to find. Well, a bit over an hour later we reached the location of the park and saw only building work. Maybe Google was wrong… So we continued up the road. Construction site as far as the eye could see… Maybe it was set back a few hundred meters from the road....

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Lijiang: Old Town


Posted on Nov 24, 2013

Yesterday we spent most of the day wandering the narrow streets of the old town of Lijiang. The contrast between the old and new towns couldn’t be greater. The new town is horrible, plain white buildings with no charterer, big busy roads and not much else. The old town on the other hand is great, the old buildings have character and the streets are narrow, winding, smooth from millions of footsteps and often have a stream...

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88 Snack, Lijiang


Posted on Nov 19, 2013

Another day and another good restaurant choice. It was recommended by the hostel staff as a place the locals eat. As we stood outside a staff member at the door called out “English menu”, never a good sign that this is where the locals eat. But when we entered it was full and not with westerners. The place was a little dirty but acceptable. We spent a while flicking through the menu (all the menu’s in China are about...

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