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

Old Farmer
Old Farmer

near Dali, Yunnan

Mah Jong
Mah Jong

Dali, Yunnan

Weaver
Weaver

Lijiang, Yunnan

Morning Walk
Morning Walk

Lijiang, Yunnan

Ceremonial Tower
Ceremonial Tower

Lijiang, Yunnan

Naxi Goatherd
Naxi Goatherd

Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan

October Wildflowers
October Wildflowers

Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan

Tea Horse Inn
Tea Horse Inn

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

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

Yubong Valley, Yunnan

Upper Yubong Valley
Upper Yubong Valley

Yunnan

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