Monday, September 6, 2010

Back from Blogger's Block

FYI, I haven't blogged in English for a long while. As you may recognize later, my English is quite rusty now. :P

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This time last year, I was in Beijing. After that I visited Shanghai, Nanjing and my hometown Lianyungang. It sounds like a crazy vacation. But just a few days ago, I came back from Yunnan. I feel lucky to get the chance to explore this much. My trip to Yunnan lasted more than two weeks and I left my footprints in Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La and Sipsongpannna.

Travelling in Yunnan could easily wear you out, because transferring between different cities usually take you 5-8 hours (either by train or coach). Before I set foot on Yunnan, people kept telling me that Yunnan was "ruined" and commercialized by the local government. I thought I was well prepared to deal with it, but still encountered several unpleasant situations in Yunnan. But good thing that all this effort really paid off when I got to the marvelous natural landscapes.

After 24 hours on the train, I arrived in Kunming. But later I took another train to Dali, without staying over night. Dali is called Dali Bai Nationality Autonomous Prefecture in full name. As its name says, it's run by people of Bai minority. But in Yunnan, few local minority people do business. So the business industry there is mostly dominated by people of Han nationality or those "Hanifized' native people.

(Erhai, Dali)



After crashing Dali, I headed for Lijiang which is a must-go in Yunnan.That was my first time visiting Lijiang, later I went back and stayed for three days. Lijiang is famous for its ancient town and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The latter one is undoubtedly worth visiting.

(Lijiang Ancient Town)


(Jade Dragon Snow Mountain)


Shangri-La belongs to Yunnan but it also lies in the Tibet zone. I was worried about getting AHAD but I only got a little headache and that was all. But I didn't explore too much there except the Pudacuo National Park.


(Pudacuo National Park)



I'm under the impression that Sipsongpannna was boring too me. Maybe it's because the weather there is similar to it in Shenzhen. Plus I didn't meet any interesting people there.
(Sipsongpannna)

6 comments:

Impacted Wisdom Truth said...

Your English is pretty good. ^^

Nice photos. The lotus plants look amazing. Is AHAD something to do with the altitude? The mountain photos remind me of The Rocky Mountains in the USA.

Thanks for posting the pics, Shuo.

--Gregg

Heidi H. said...

You are a wonderful writer! I love your pictures! Do you live in ShenZhen? Are you currently in college. My name is Heidi and I'm in ShenZhen teaching English for a year. You had commented on my blog. Thank you for your comments! Hope to talk to you soon!

E.Michael Liu said...

wow i love the beautiful pictures Shou, I will be in Beijing for a few days in december and then i will be going to Taiwan to visit my Dad, i wish i had time to visit some of the beautiful places you have visited.

Baz said...

你好!

This is my first visit to your blog. Really interesting. 玉龙雪山真美啊!

SHUO said...

Thanks everyone. I'll write more about my trip later on.

Gabrielle Evelyn said...

WOW~The views are really so so beautiful!!

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