|From Yunnan Province|
Jamie and I woke up early to finish packing and took a cab to the Shenzhen airport to catch our 2.5 hour flight to Lijiang. Lijiang is in Yunnan province in southwest China. You can read more about it HERE – LIJIANG
After arriving, we lucked up and caught a free ride to downtown Lijiang, then a quick taxi to the Panba Hostel. After settling in, we headed out to walk around the old town and ate lunch at a café overlooking one of the canals. After lunch we walked around some more, shopping and taking pictures.
We then took a nap and headed out again for supper. We ended up eating at a VERY Chinese restaurant (with live music). Our meal included a mushroom and chicken stew (complete with a chicken foot) and some fried rice. Walking back we bought a paper flower with a lighted candle which we then floated down the canal for good luck. We were exhausted after our day and knew we had an early morning going to see Tiger Leaping Gorge, so we crashed.