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[…]

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