walnut cakes shangri la china

Friday’s Featured Food: Walnut Bites in Shangri La, Yunnan Province, China

It seems a lifetime ago since I was backpacking in Shangri La, yet it was just over 6 months ago now when life to me to this amazing part of China. “Amazing” is an over used word, but I loved Shangri La, here are my 3 previous posts on it: 1. Things to see and Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Walnut Bites in Shangri La, Yunnan Province, China[…]

Jonny Blair at a Tibetan Stupa in Shangri La

Visiting Shangri La, Yunnan Province, China: Is This Just Fantasy?

You’ll probably have heard the words Shangri La before, as I had done. But maybe you wonder what they mean, or indeed where it is or what it is! The truth is that the town of Shangri La featured in a book called Lost Horizon by James Hilton. Visiting Shangri La was on my agenda Read more about Visiting Shangri La, Yunnan Province, China: Is This Just Fantasy?[…]

Jonny Blair at the The Ganden Sumtseling Gompa 300 year old Tibetan Monastery in Yunnan, China

A Taste of Tibet: Ganden Sumtseling Gompa Monastery, Yunnan Province, China

I haven’t been to Tibet yet – it’s on my long list of places to go, but recently I hiked near the Tibet to China border while staying in the high altitude Province of Yunnan. I based myself in the magical city of Shangri-La (also known as Zhongdian). It was time to make the mandatory Read more about A Taste of Tibet: Ganden Sumtseling Gompa Monastery, Yunnan Province, China[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Tibetan Yak Butter Tea in Zhongdian, China

This week’s Thirsty Thursday takes us to the mountains on the China to Tibet border and is inspired by my recent visit to the town of Shangri La. The most prominent animal in this part of the world is the Yak. A lovable animal to glare at as your bus eases its way through awe Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Tibetan Yak Butter Tea in Zhongdian, China[…]

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