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Asia » China » Yunnan » Jinghong August 19th 2022

Asia » China » Yunnan » Lijiang August 10th 2022

Today was a day that I had been concerned about. I wanted to do this, I needed to do this to test my health, but it could have had repercussions. Today the trip took us up Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. We were to reach an altitude of about 4680 metres. The air is thin, it was also going to be cold and I had forgotten to bring warm clothes, they were sitting on my bed, somehow overlooked in the packing. But the altitude was the concern. You see 6 years ago I had open heart surgery and a quintuple bypass. Generally I am fit enough but thin air, lower levels of oxygen and the exertion of the climb was causing me some doubts about whether I should do this. In my 20's I climbed Mt Kenya ... read more

Asia » China » Yunnan » Dali August 8th 2022

Dali and Surrounds I honestly would like to go back to Dali and have a longer opportunity to look around. Our day started with an opportunity to photograph "the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple". This was done at a distance, time did not allow us to visit the temple. Some vendors were selling objects and nick nacks primarily made from the local stone. The patterns within the stone were fascinating. We then proceeded to a village market place. I never got the name of the village. Here I had a small bit of Covid-19 unpleasantness. Many people were maskless, however as the only foreigner a security guard at the market entrance insisted that I wore a mask, I stopped to watch, I was the only person told to wear a mask in the short time that ... read more
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Asia » China » Yunnan » Kunming August 5th 2022

Arrival Kunming was my first stop on a tour of Yunnan Province. I chose to go with a tour group to ensure that I was with foreigners and an English speaking tour guide. To be honest I was reluctant to book this trip. I am not sure why. I was also considering simply booking a flight to Sanya and having a beach holiday. I ended up in Yunnan and with hindsight it was a very good decision to avoid Sanya as an outbreak of Covid-19 began about the same time. Sanya ended up going into lockdown with media reporting 80,000 stranded tourists. There are still people struggling to leave Sanya as I write this 2 weeks later. Internal flights are becoming more routine now. Covid Tests within 48 hours before flying. Setting up the Health Code ... read more
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Asia » China » Yunnan » Jinghong February 23rd 2022

This was on a short trip around the north west side of Kong Ming Shan, in an area that I had not explored before. It's an area of mixed farming: rubber, tea, fruit, maize, etc.... read more

Asia » China » Yunnan » Jinghong February 20th 2022

A recent exploration of and area to the north west of Jinghong.... read more
Kun Ge Shan
Kun Ge Shan
Kun Ge Shan

Asia » China » Yunnan February 19th 2022

A couple of photos from some recent trips into the tea mountains around Jinghong.... read more
Near Ba Ka Nan

Asia » China » Yunnan » Jinghong February 19th 2022

On the path from the river - Xiao He is Jiang - up to Man Gong, near Yibang.... read more

Asia » China » Yunnan » Lijiang February 6th 2019

Can't wait to see her again... read more

Asia » China » Yunnan » Dali January 1st 2019

Would be there every year, beautiful lake+amazing people, fall is the best season, pick up a hostel with local coffee and music, you then have all the time in this world.... read more

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