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Day 14: Exploring Beijing (August 7th)

Day 14: Exploring Beijing (August 7th) Photos to come later. A knock at the door at 7:40am by my brother woke Kim and I. I was still quite tired from staying up a bit late last night writing. Planned for the day was a trip to Tiananmen Square, seeing Chairman Mao (apparently his body have…
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Day 13: Kunming to Beijing (August 6)

Day 13:Kunming to Beijing (August 6th) I woke up to see it was once again: raining. With no plans for this morning in Kunming, it raining outside, and plans to leave at noon for the airport we opted to take our time to pack up and check out.  With Adam heading to Hong Kong today…
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Day 12: Dali + Bullet Train to Kunming (August 5)

Day 12: Dali + Bullet Train to Kunming (August 5) Waking up from what was probably the most restful sleep of the trip I couldn’t help but think about my bike trip from last summer. Today officially marks 1 year from the journey ending. It’s honestly hard to believe that much time has passed.  This…
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Day 11: Exploring Dali (August 4th)

Day 11: Exploring Dali (August 4th) Before going to bed last night we all agreed that tomorrow we’d have a good sleep in and take our time today. I lazed around in my bed until 10ish and had such a nice chat with my partner Shantel before going to have a quick breakfast in the…
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Day 10: Dali with a Day Trip to Shaxi (August 3rd)

Day 10: Dali and Shaxi (August 3) While it took some time to fall asleep, my actual sleep wasn’t so bad. Around 8:10 Kim came by to wake Adam and I up. She told Adam and I to pack up our stuff since we were upgrading rooms. Poor Kim, Talaal and Yasmeen had a room…
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Day 9: Baiga and Dali (August 2nd)

Day 9: Baiga and Dali (August 2nd) In contrast to yesterday morning this morning we took our time getting out on the road. Breakfast was a feast this morning as Ann went out of the way to prepare a few vegan options for me. In addition to the noodle soup we regularly had each morning,…
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Day 8: Liming Scenic Area, Yangtze River, Zhong Sching* (August 1)

Day 8: Liming Scenic Area, Yangtze River and Zhong Sching* (I’m probably spelling that wrong) August 1 After a late night out I finally had a bit better of a sleep and woke up around d 7:30am to prepare for our day exploring. We hired a local Naxi English speaking driver to take us around…
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Day 7: Black Dragon Pool & Lijiang (July 31)

Day 7: Black Dragon Pool & Lijiang July 31 With our plans to hike Tiger Leaping Gorge canceled we’ve found ourself with two free days. I woke up with some back pain again (beginning to wonder if this bed has something to do with it) and we had a slow and lazy start to our…
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Day 6: More Lijiang, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and Blue Moon Valley Adventures (July 30th)

Day 6: Yak Meadows, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and Blue Moon Valley (July 30th) Waking up just before 7am I took the time to finish yesterday’s writing and catch up with my virtual world. I also squeezed in a short morning conversation through messenger with my partner. My back was hurting a lot and I…
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Day 5: Overnight Train to Lijiang and Exploring the City(July 29)

Day 5: Overnight Train to Lijiang and Exploring the City At 5am there was a knock at the door to my sleeper birth. Having already been awake for a while now though it didn’t really startle me. My brother in law was checking in to make sure we were awake as we were set to…
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