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Ash’s Travel Diary

Sunday, 07 May 2006

Location: Zhongdian, Yunnan, China

MapJust completed the Tiger Leaping Gorge & have just done the much needed 3 S's, so thought i'd give a quick update.

Basically, the trekking alongside the gorge was out of this world.
The mountains were every colour possible from dry red rock, to lush green to snow capped mountains.
It was fairly hard work & didn't help my fear of heights but easily the highlight of my travels so far.

I'll let the photos do the rest of the talking.

Before the gorge, we spent a few days in a few cool Chinese towns.

First being Dali, which was very hippy & very laid back, hence the offer of weed every 5 minutes from the old Chinese women.

Then Lijiang, where we stayed in a romantic old town below some snow capped mountains. So i was glad i was with a lass there as it wasn't exactly the place for a few lads on the lash.

Tomorrow, we're starting the bus hopping along the Tibet highway. It is basically a daily 7 hour bus journey for 5 or 6 days along the mountains were the scenery is suppose to be amazing.

It's hard to imagine it getting any better as the scenery in the last few days has been breahtaking.

Anyway, i look like a Chinaman & am boring myself so off for a beer & some food.

Several photos to follow but don't know when i'll get the chance.