“Heaven on Earth”, as my mother would say. We just got back from glorious Lijiang, in the Yunnan Province, home to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the spicy dishes. As I’ve mentioned in the past, it’s so interesting to me how you can come across so many similarities in cultures vastly different. In this area of Yunnan Province live the Naxi people, a Matriarchal society. By dress, facial features and other cultural items, they could be Mayan, Peruvian, American Indian, it’s just so interesting these similarities are. Of course I fell instantly for them because of their love for the dog.
There are two old towns, one Lijiang Old town and Shuhe old town. Both are for the most part carless inside, filled with beautiful old structures containing shops, restaurants and bars and have canals running through them with the most beautiful and clear water ever seen. This water coming from the glacier atop Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, a majestic site on any day. At night the town of Shuhe was filled with music of all kinds. It was just a magical experience. I’ll let the pictures say the rest.