Yunnan pt. 4: Impression Lijiang

Yunnan pt. 1: The diversity of Chinese culture Yunnan pt. 2: Horseriding Yunnan pt. 3: The Old Town of Lijiang We began our second day in Yunnan with a great breakfast at the Grand Hyatt Lijiang. The breakfast buffet had a lot of well-prepared local specialties, including cornbread baked in corn husks (the two oblong…

Yunnan pt. 3: The Old Town of Lijiang

Yunnan pt. 1: The diversity of Chinese culture Yunnan pt. 2: Horseriding After lunch, we went to the Old Town of Lijiang is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From UNESCO’s website: “The Old Town of Lijiang, which is perfectly adapted to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site, has retained a historic…

Yunnan pt. 2: Horseriding

Yunnan pt. 1: The diversity of Chinese culture The first tourist trap activity of the day was an activities that included a guided tour on horses, a boat ride, a tea tasting, and a photoshoot opportunity that involved dressing up in the traditional costumes of various ethnic minorities which we skipped. The total cost was…

Yunnan pt. 1: The diversity of Chinese culture

I spent four crazy days in Yunnan over Thanksgiving break with my mom and my friend Peace. Lonely Planet has a good overview of Yunnan: “Yúnnán (云南) is the most diverse province in all China, both in its extraordinary mix of peoples and in the splendour of its landscapes. That combination of superlative sights and many…