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a bicycle ride to white dragon pool {& a tumble into a briar patch}

Sunday, February 8: After lunch, we borrow some bicycles from our hotel and head 8 km out-of-town in search of Bailong Tan, or  1,854 more words

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a morning of travel & arrival in shaxi

Sunday, February 8:  This morning, we leave our hotel in Lijiang at 9:40, so we can catch the 10:30 bus to Jianchuan.  There is a new expressway between Lijiang and… 876 more words

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the old town of shuhe: a charming town along the ancient tea route

Saturday, February 7:  When we hop on the bus in Baisha, we ask the driver, “Shuhe?”  He waves us to the back, which is the usual way Chinese people let you know you’re in the right place.  815 more words

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lunch in lijiang & a peek at the baisha frescos

Saturday, February 7:  After walking around Mu’s Mansion and Lion Hill, Alex and I are famished.  We have now given up on our idea of riding bicycles to Baisha and Shuhe because it’s late in the afternoon, and we need to stop for lunch.   1,135 more words

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a climb to the top of lion hill & wangu tower

Saturday, February 7:  Behind Mu’s Mansion, we climb uphill to find ourselves at the entrance to the Lion Hill Scenic Area, where we have to pay another entrance fee.   522 more words

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a morning at mu's mansion

Saturday, February 7:  When we first arrived in Lijiang, Merry at our hotel told us we should visit “Moose Mansion.”  She gave us some tickets to get in and told us if we used them we could pay her for them at a discounted price.   730 more words

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a tense afternoon at blue moon valley

Friday, February 6:  After the cable car deposits us at the bottom of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, we find there are several long and chaotic queues to get on buses to various destinations.   1,505 more words

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