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Shilin Stone Forest, Yunnan Province, China

  A visit to Shiling Stone Forest in China’s Yunnan Province is well worth a trip. This place became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 and has a thriving tourist economy. The downside is the cost of getting there, the up side is you get to see a forest comprised of fantastic rock formations. Read more about Shilin Stone Forest, Yunnan Province, China[…]

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The Upper Trail Hike – Day 1 – Yunnan Province, China

As hikes, landscapes and experiences go, you won’t get much better than this I assure you. Escape the popularity on your travels and you’ll be rewarded with outstanding views, everlasting memories and unusual culture. For whatever cards life had dealt me, I found myself in China’s Yunnan Province at the tail end of last year. Read more about The Upper Trail Hike – Day 1 – Yunnan Province, China[…]

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9 Dragons Jiulong Waterfalls Near Luoping, Yunnan Province, China

Ask me four years ago if I had ever heard of Luoping or the 9 Dragons Jiulong Waterfalls and the answer was no! But here I was complete with a multiple entry visa for China on my 8th or 9th visit to the country checking out an awesome array of waterfalls in a natural forest Read more about 9 Dragons Jiulong Waterfalls Near Luoping, Yunnan Province, China[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: Chinese Sweet Coloured Rice at Jiulong Waterfalls, Yunnan Province

Today’s Friday’s Featured Food comes from China once again. We know how much the Asians love their rice, but how about some special coloured rice with sugar added to it? Throw in a walk to some gorgeous waterfalls called Jiulong, near Luoping in the Yunnan Province and you’re sorted. Here’s a bit about Chinese sweet Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: Chinese Sweet Coloured Rice at Jiulong Waterfalls, Yunnan Province[…]

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Yellow Canola Fields, Jin Ji Cun, Luoping, Yunnan Province, China

As a lover of the real “off the beaten track tourist gems”, this is one of the latest editions to my list. Enchanted and inspired by my visit to the Yunnan Province in December 2012, I returned in March 2013 (last weekend) to check out the sights in and around the city of Luoping, the Read more about Yellow Canola Fields, Jin Ji Cun, Luoping, Yunnan Province, China[…]

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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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Shuhe Old Town, Yunnan Province, China

It’s no secret that I LOVE China at the moment. I was there 5 times last year as well as visiting Macao and spending most of the year in Hong Kong and I currently have a multiple entry visa for the world’s most populated country. I’m now going to uncover a gem of a place Read more about Shuhe Old Town, Yunnan Province, China[…]

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