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Day 20 - Lugu Lake and the Mosuo Tribe

April 19th 2012
Our home for the night was a nice little wooden guesthouse run by a family of Mosuo. Almost half of the people living around Lugu Lake are of the Mosuo ethnic group. We woke up 5:45am to be greeted by a Mosuo lady who took us in pitch black to her row boat. Then out on to the still calm of Lugu Lake we were led to a small islet in the middle which we climbed to see the spectacular Yunnan sunris ... read more
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21st April 2012
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DONGBA
Gotta love the Dongba...modern hieroglyph...of the Naxi...love it
21st April 2012
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Naxi
Yes, the Naxi, Mosuo, Yi, and Tibetan people we met so far are so nice. Living in Shanghai gave me a distorted view of Chinese people. So glad I did this trip. Off to Dali now.

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