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TLG X Or, free ride

The menu at Tina's was not inspiring. Our horse guides [these people are Mountain goats - Corey & I rode, they walked the entire trail up & back down without any visible effort!] brought us back to the cozy Tibet Guesthouse for Tibetan food and the promise of a free ride back to Tina's after. ...

permalink written by  prrrrl on March 9, 2012 from Qiaotou, China
from the travel blog: Yunnan, China



TLG IX Or, no could do

Sky ladder! A scary ladder that is about 3 stories high at an angle of 89 degrees, or almost vertical. The rungs are a reach even for me and my long legs. How does the typical Chinese do it? At least the treads are deep. Now I can say I did it. Back at Tina's level we decide to have an...

permalink written by  prrrrl on March 8, 2012 from Qiaotou, China
from the travel blog: Yunnan, China



Tiger Leaping Gorge! Or, the near perfect day

So much to catch up on... Day One: Just about ideal. 9am bus, not too early, came right to our hostel so no sloshing to the long distance bus station and all for only 5rmb [81 cents] more than the public bus. Bumpy ride to be expected in this part of the world. Mei ban fa [nothing I can...

permalink written by  prrrrl on March 8, 2012 from Qiaotou, China
from the travel blog: Yunnan, China



TLG IV Or, the not so perfect day gets worse

We had a small lunch of Naxi Ba Ba [the local flat bread] and deep fried bananas. Had we known what was coming we would have loaded up some energy. But we thought we just had 1.5 hours to go to Halfway GuestHouse. We did. But the 1/2 Way had a school group and no en suite rooms. No heating...

permalink written by  prrrrl on March 8, 2012 from Qiaotou, China
from the travel blog: Yunnan, China



TLG III Or, the not so perfect day starts

Day two in the gorge seems so long ago... Today is Thursday, Day two was Tuesday. The plan was to hike to the second guest House away, a 4.5 hour hike that we had all day to do. No rush. Noodle soup for breakfast [I've stopped ordering noodles here as they really are a northern specialty,...

permalink written by  prrrrl on March 8, 2012 from Qiaotou, China
from the travel blog: Yunnan, China



TLG VIII Or, big savings!

Time to go to Tiger Leaping Rock. Down! We bypass the sky ladder and opt for the safe way down. It is morning and the trail is empty. Most hilkers come from Halfway Guesthouse in the morning and add this bit on in the afternoon before hopping the bus to Lijiang or Shangri La. Tuesday...

permalink written by  prrrrl on March 8, 2012 from Qiaotou, China
from the travel blog: Yunnan, China



TLG VII Or, Hot Pot, ya'll??

Southern Hot Pot! Why order off the menu when the staff is eating wonderfully warm hot pot one table over. We only get spicy dipping sauce, not the sesame and/or spicy they offer in Beijing, the home of hot pot. [I'm guessing on that one but it is a Northern dish.] Veggies and organs are...

permalink written by  prrrrl on March 8, 2012 from Qiaotou, China
from the travel blog: Yunnan, China



TLG VI Or, it's the pictures that count

It gets windy. Water drops occassionally from the sky. We press ever downward. Tina's is bland but has nice views from the restaurant. It's hard not to have nice views in this gorge so that's not saying much. We're REALLY tired. Maybe Corey not so much as he is half my age - if I shave a...

permalink written by  prrrrl on March 8, 2012 from Qiaotou, China
from the travel blog: Yunnan, China



TLG V Or, what a kick!

Corey [my new buddy & temporary travelmate] prefers to press on, on TWO MORE HOURS, to the last guest House, Tina's. I'm tired, I'm sick. I can do it! It's mostly down hill which is a killer on my knees. I don't remember if we made in 'time' or not. We crossed a Waterfall and were...

permalink written by  prrrrl on March 8, 2012 from Qiaotou, China
from the travel blog: Yunnan, China



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