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Lijiang City, Yunnan Province, China – The 800 Year Old UNESCO Heritage Site in Yunnan’s North West

From the provincial capital of Kunming you can reach Lijiang via an internal flight, a one-way ticket can usually be found for around 500 RMB, the journey takes 1 hour which certainly beats the 8 hour minibus journey if you haven’t got a lot of time to work with.  The bus journey from Kunming takes somewhere in… Continue reading Lijiang City, Yunnan Province, China – The 800 Year Old UNESCO Heritage Site in Yunnan’s North West

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Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan Province, China – The Best Trail I’ve Ever Hiked

After I finishing my 12 month contract in Shanghai I had a week remaining before I needed to board my flight back to the UK.  I had been scanning the map of China looking where most appealed to me and found myself repeatedly drawn to Yunnan province, I didn’t fight the urge for long and… Continue reading Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan Province, China – The Best Trail I’ve Ever Hiked

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小矮人王国 The Kingdom of the Little People – It’s Exactly What it Sounds Like

During my time in Shanghai one of my home comforts was to occasionally binge watch British and Irish TV shows, I don’t watch much television but when I grew a little homesick the cure was usually a few hours of back-to-back episodes of Father Ted, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Peep Show or An Idiot Abroad;… Continue reading 小矮人王国 The Kingdom of the Little People – It’s Exactly What it Sounds Like

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The Stone Forest, Yunnan – As With Everywhere in China it’s Fantastically Steeped in Legend…

From the provincial capital of Kunming you can reach the Stone Forest or Shílín as it’s known in Chinese in around an hour.  The busses leave Kunming east bust station every 40 minutes in high season and every hour in low season, so there is certainly no danger in missing out if you don’t catch the first… Continue reading The Stone Forest, Yunnan – As With Everywhere in China it’s Fantastically Steeped in Legend…