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[…]

amazing tiger leaping gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan, China

Tiger Leaping Gorge is an exceptional place. Remote, natural, cold and Chinese, sum up this little haven away from the busy working world. What is it? How do you get there? Firstly most tourists that visit here will have come from Lijiang, and yes I stayed there first too. From Lijiang there are several bus options Read more about Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan, China[…]

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