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Advice and proposals for Yunnan Travel (27May-8Jun)

by Michellezzz Online Now Feb 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

I'm going to Yunnan this May/June. Places I'd like to visit are Kunming, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge. I'm wondering of anyone has any travel advice? Also looking for travel buddies for the trip- will be doing quite a bit of hiking/trekking, I hope.

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    Re: Advice and proposals for Yunnan Travel (27May-8Jun)

    by Laserone Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    All good advice but 1 jin is not 1 kg, it's 500 grams, half a kg. However, in 2010 i traveled to Lijiang by plane from Beijing and was backpacking. This trip is by far the best solo trip I have been on. Check the video on youtube by typing "eight days in yunnan". Take a mini cab to the historical center, walk up the hill once you are at the farthest square of the old town and choose any desirable b&b of your taste. I took a group trip to Tiger leaping gorge and shangri'la for 800yuan all inclusive, food aside, for two days and one night. We slept in a hotel in a cavern-like natural spa. Wonderful. once back in Lijiang I wanted more and left with 3 fresh Chinese friends for LuGu lake (lugu hu) by taking a mid morning bus. The ride is splendid and tortuous. Lasts about 7/8 hours. We stayed at a hostel/b&b straight on the lake for about 6Euro/night for 2 nights. I am craving to go back anytime, because it's such a wonderful climate too. And yes the altitude may give you dizziness although I never suffered of it. Just take it easy if you are hiking. That's all. Have fun!

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    Re: Advice and proposals for Yunnan Travel (27May-8Jun)

    by Michellezzz Online Now Mar 14, 2013 at 12:32 AM

    Hi there! Thank you for the wonderful advice! Taking another trip to China soon? If you are, hope to meet you on the journey!

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    Re: Advice and proposals for Yunnan Travel (27May-8Jun)

    by Laserone Online Now Mar 14, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    Yes actually: leaving for Shanghai on the 28 of March and will return in late June. We could share bits of the journey! I am honestly looking into a Yunnan trip this spring too. If you want a feel of what you'll see, do watch the youtube clip.

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    Re: Advice and proposals for Yunnan Travel (27May-8Jun)

    by Michellezzz Online Now Mar 14, 2013 at 3:11 AM

    Great! I'm leaving for KunMing on 27 May. Let me know if you'll keen to be there? We can travel together!
    Perhaps we can correspond via email? My email address is mitc.lim@gmail.com
    Hope to hear from you soon!

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    Re: Advice and proposals for Yunnan Travel (27May-8Jun)

    by Laserone Online Now Mar 14, 2013 at 3:55 AM

    ok then. let's keep in touch. but i suggest you don't go public with your private email. i'll drop you a line soon. ciao!

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