LijiangMarch 15, 2015 in China
One word - Disneyland. Lijiang Old Town had been somewhat ruined by the consumerism of tourism. The old cobbled streets with rickety wooden buildings are an enchanting place to walk around in the early morning... But then the glittering souvenir shops and tour operators open their shutters and the picture is ruined. They even sell Djembes here as a special thing... Wrong continent.
Feeling a little disappointed by the place I went to see if I could find some other people at the other youth hostel (mine was empty) but got lucky halfway there. Enter Kevin and Briony from Sydney with whom I would spend the next three days having A LOT of fun.
We lunched, we walked, we took photos. Then we had dinner (after I got horrendously loet looking for the Irish bar) before an early night ready for the big trek the next day.Read more