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Nov 14, 2016 - Off the beaten path in China....

I’m currently sitting in ‘my office’, on a roof top terrace of my hostel in Shaxi, Yunnan. This is one of the first times I’ve actually sat down and written my journal anywhere other than a train, but given I only have one train journey left in China, it’s not until tomorrow night, I don’t board until 11.45pm (assuming I manage to get a ticket) and I’m a little behind on my journal already, I thought I’d bring myself up to date. Last time I wrote we were heading to Kunming which continued without incident – other than the man shaving in...

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Apr 4, 2015 - Yunnan - ShangriLa

Sur le chemin pour Shangri la, nous passons par l'incontournable : Les Gorges du saut du tigre! Grace a des amis de Shanghai retrouves par hasard dans un cafe de Lijang (peu probable), nous avons pu avoir un chauffeur a rabais...et la voiture qui va avec le prix :-) Ah les gorges que certains,peut être encore, parviennent a la sueur de leur front, après quelques heures de marche (peut être sur chemin non bretonnes)....Nous c'est par la route que nous y arrivons. Pourtant on avait bien dit au chauffeur qu'on voulait être depose plus tot pour...

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Oct 7, 2007 - Meili Snow Mountain - Pilgrimage Trek

Hello all, We decided to head towards the Meili Snow Mountain range which is the eastern part of the Himalayan mountains to do a trek. We traveled on the road from Shangri-La to Lhasa (Tibet) to the Kawa Karpo Mountains to do a trek along the old Buddhist pilgrim trail to Miancimu mountain and Buddhas Head, the trail ends at a glacier which cascades into a waterfall. Deqin was the beginning of the trail and its referred to as the wild west of Yunnan, the last outpost before Tibet. The bus trip to Deqin was fantastic climbing higher and...

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Sep 3, 2006 - <-- Dangerous Ladder - Safe Path -->

For many visitors South-West China is the best part of the country. With half of the population as minorities and more dialects than you can shake a stick at, plus a large scale effort put into preserving the ancient cities, its easy to see why. And with more Tibetans living in the provinces than in Tibet, your excused for forgeting your in China, that is until you run into the bus loads of Han tourists. Our first stop was Dali, its old city encompassed by stone walls and approached by walking under its colorful temples in each corner. The...

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So Many Roads...

Aug 4, 2006 - Deqin and Mingyong Meili Snow Mountain

We set off on Wednesday to go to Deqin by bus. 6 hours. When we got to Deqin we realised we had to get another bus to get to where we were planning to go. An amazing glacier. The scenery on route to both Deqin and Mingyong was quite out of this world. Also quite hairraisingly scarey.. I've no longer got any desire to travel overland to Tibet.. I value my life too much. Having seen just 8 hours of the 4 day journey i'm quite satisfied with flying.. Meili Snow Mountain which is said to be China's highest mountain... however with a quick look...

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ORR TRAVELS 2006

Aug 7, 2005 - Deqin

The rains held off (mostly) for a day and I travelled north on the road to Lhasa, as far as Deqin. This was a spectacular road, mostly above 4000m, crossing mountain passes and clinging to mountainsides. The villages are predominantly Tibetan in style and high up on hillsides are improbable patches of cultivated green. There's not much to do in Deqin: the journey is the reason for coming here. That and the fact that there are hardly any tourists here (no, really). The main thing to do is to walk to a viewpoint over the nearby mountains and...

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