A few more Pix from Shangri-La

August 7, 2009 at 13:10

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Fresh in front of the resaurant – cut out the middle man!!

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Everythin secure at my traffic point!

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This one is for you Anna!

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My room – note: the 2 pairs of plastic shoes do come with the room – they are not mine!

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A few Pix from Shangri-La

August 5, 2009 at 04:37

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En route to SL

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This way no other dog can steal his bone

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Bike work shop

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Terry!
consider this next spring when it get’s to hot in Pai! Cross to Laos – head up north which is still more or less untouched by mass tourism. There you cross into China and you are very very close to where i roamed the last few days!!! Also it is much nicer to travel as it is rainy season right now over here.

Back in Shangri-La

August 4, 2009 at 13:51

After visiting the Meili Snow Mountain (which is sacred to most Chinese Buddhist people) i am back in Shangri-La. The stupid mountain lodge was closed due to road construction – so my cab driver drove me to the next village. Did meet 2 girls on the street and we ended up sharing a room and as they had organized a taxi to the mountain i was happy to join. Next morning it was kind of cloudy but the sky cleared the closer we came. Than it was a 3 hour hike up to a platform where the people pray and leave the flags – or take pictures – or both. The taxi took us back to Deqin in the evening where we shared another hotel room. Today i had a big bus back to here – landscape is like Peru in the mountains. Quite a nice drive.

As for Terry and his friends – sorry no map over here to show you where but it is all more or less in Yunnan and Sichuan – you have to google it 🙁