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Ecstatic Karen with just-picked tea  ready to dry  

Ecstatic Karen with just-picked tea ready to dry

Excursions in Xishuangbanna: Biking along the Lancang River and a visit to a Pu'er tea producing family

October 13th 2011
We are back in Jinghong, the capital of Xishuangbanna prefecture, the three-county region at the very southern tip of Yunnan province that we have been exploring for the past week. While we are enjoying the ambiance of this small tropical city, we are also using it as a base for further excursions to the countryside: a pretty great bike ride along the river yesterday and an incredible visit to th ... read more
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