China

I am a chronic traveller. You might find me in the cockpit of a sea kayak, hiking a backcountry trail, riding a wave, cycling single-track or riding a motorcycle on another adventure. I dream of becoming a freelance travel writer when I grow up, but for now I'm content living life to its fullest.

Yunnan Province

 

In the fall of 2006, I set off to explore Yunnan Province with my friend Juergen.  We landed in Kunming, "City of Eternal Spring", where we spent a few nights before heading west to Dali, then north to Lijiang, Shangri-La, Deqin and the Meili Snow Mountains.  An amazing experience that offered insight into the Naxi, YI and Bai ethnic cultures, not to mention spectacular vistas along the way.

As a freelance writer, there were plenty of tales to record and recount: Discovering Yunnan, a walk through Tiger Leaping Gorge and a hike to The Sacred Waterfall are a few of the many adventures.

Lunch Break
Lunch Break

near Dali, Yunnan

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Old Farmer
Old Farmer

near Dali, Yunnan

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Mah Jong
Mah Jong

Dali, Yunnan

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Weaver
Weaver

Lijiang, Yunnan

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Morning Walk
Morning Walk

Lijiang, Yunnan

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Ceremonial Tower
Ceremonial Tower

Lijiang, Yunnan

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Naxi Goatherd
Naxi Goatherd

Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan

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October Wildflowers
October Wildflowers

Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan

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Tea Horse Inn
Tea Horse Inn

One of the many places to spend the night in Tiger Leaping Gorge.

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Procession to Lower Yubong Valley
Procession to Lower Yubong Valley
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Tibetan Monk
Tibetan Monk

Yubong Valley, Yunnan

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Upper Yubong Valley
Upper Yubong Valley

Yunnan

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Read: The Sacred Waterfall
Read: Discovering Yunnan
Read: Tiger Leaping Gorge