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Into the calm...

rain 16 °C
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Early start for our flight down to Lijiang. Managed to grab a quick breakfast at the airport...at Pizza Hut...was surprisingly good!

As soon as we're out of the aiport in Lijiang we feel a sense of pure calm! The air is fresh, there are no crowds in sight and it seems that we left the sound of constant honking behind in Chengu. Bliss!

Our hostel is in Shuhe which is a few kilometers out of Lijiang. It's so peaceful. Cobbled streets, cute little shops, horse drawn carts...we love it!

We spent the afternoon in Lijiang's Old Town. It's like a bigger version of Shuhe. Loads of amazing shops, tea houses, arched bridges, and cobbled roads. Even in the pouring rain it looked gorgeous.

Back to our little Shuhe. The lady at our hostel very kindly walked us to a local Chinese restaurant and placed our order for us; Yak Hotpot! I was seriously dubious...I'm not that adventurous with food. But I'm so glad Jo convinved me; it was seriously tasty! We decided it tasted like a cross between beef and lamb (if you can imagine that)!?

Back to the hostel for some homemade banana bread and pack up ready for our two day trip to Tiger Leaping Gorge and Shangri-La tomorrow!

Tam xx

Posted by Tam-Jo 06:05 Archived in China Tagged and lijiang shuhe

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Hi. So glad you have had a better day. Well done on trying different food! Enjoy your next few days. Tons of love Mom and Trev xxxxx

by cathy hodgson

So glad it's calmed down for you - sounds heavenly! And well done on trying yak! Very brave!! Enjoy your Tiger Leaping Gorge and Shangrila trip. Hope it's as peaceful as it sounds. Love to you both, mum and dad (Al and Col) xxxx

by Mum and Dad (Ven)

We loved the handsome guy on the wall of China!Grandpa says never mind the yak..what else have you eaten that you don't know about!So enjoying your blog..keep it up! Love to you both..G and GXXX

by Joan Drummond

Thanks Granny and Grandpa. That handsome guy is our mascot patch :-) xxx

by Tam-Jo

It is certainly nice to have a few less people around, and slightly less noise!! Have actually had a few mornings where we have had a lie in until 9am!! BLISS!!

Jo xxx

by Tam-Jo

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