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Asia » China » Yunnan » Shigu (Stone Drum Town) September 14th 2012

CHINA...FACES of YUNNAN. I was brought up with Dr Who and Monty Python...had an otherwise mis-spent youth...comics and snooker halls...so when I read in Lonely Planet's China...that John Cleese had visited a mythical doctor in the mountains of Yunnan...I took notice. His name was Dr Ho...from Baisha...once capital of the Naxi until defeated by Kublai Khan...now an ancient village just north of Lijiang...sitting under the shadow of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Even Mick Jagger had been to see him. When Michael Palin came to Sydney to promote his book "Himalaya"...told a story of visiting a mythical doctor in the mountains of Yunnan...who swore blind he had visited before...then produced evidence he had with John Cleese (though he hadn't)! John Cleese had described him thus.. "Interesting bloke. Shit tea." His name was Dr Ho...the Famous Dr Ho. ... read more
THE FAMOUS DOCTOR HO
DR HO..."THE MOST ADMIRED MAN"
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