A Month in China: Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shaxi and Dali

The Yangtze River raged beneath us, but the sheer depth of the canyon silenced the churning rapids at our vantage in the cliffs above.  Trekking through Tiger Leaping Gorge kept us on the literal edge.  With towering mountains plunging almost 4,000 meters directly into the waters below, a thin path snaking around the rock face provided the only path forward. Read more

A Month in China – Hong Kong, Yangshuo and Longji Rice Terraces

We stood high in the mountains of Southern China, surrounded by some of the world’s most incredible rice terraces.  These paddies had been built over 600 years earlier and continued to be farmed to this day.  We had the perfect view as the mist rolled across the valley below, making the water in the fields shimmer in the golden light.  These were the famous Longi Rice Terraces, and we had traveled halfway around the globe for this sight.  After stops in Hong Kong and Yangshuo, our trip in China was off to a fantastic start.
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