Dali, Lijiang and over-dramatized train travel January 5th 2011 Dali and Lijiang are two places that are on Southwest China's tourist trail. Aside from the "old town" experience, we weren't really sure what else to do here. The experience is getting a bit old itself as it's all beginning to look too much the same. Old towns reconstructed with new buildings in the old style. I think Dali takes the cake here as they've now resorted to painting brick patterns ... read more
Asia » China » Yunnan » Lijiang For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
Welcome to our travelblog page. We initally called ourselves "AfricaBound" because we spent a year traveling around Africa from August 2007 to August 2008. At that time, little did we even think that we could go on another extended trip. Somehow through much perseverance and determination we were able to save up for yet another extended trip, this time as sort of a honeymoon. Our current itinerary has us traveling from July 2010 until December 2011 through Central Asia, China, New Zealand, Australia and then back up to SE Asia, Nepal, India and then finally Japan.
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