View of the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the world’s deepest river canyons, from my bus window. I had planned to hike a trail that cuts through the gorge, but it was closed due to a landslide.
Some of the scenery at a bus stop between Dali and Shangri-La in southwestern China’s Yunnan province.
Men take turns kicking a shuttlecock in Dali Old Town. Shuttlecock kicking is a traditional Chinese folk game.
A crowd gathers to watch a street performer.
Not your ordinary water fountain.
Cruising this two-lane country road near Dali was one of my favorite parts of the trip.
Graffiti outside Dali Old Town.
This horse racing festival near Shangri-La has taken place for hundreds of years, according to some of the locals I talked to.
The mountain road that led to the horse track. The air was so thin that I had to stop every five minutes to catch my breath.
I covered up from head to toe but still managed to get sunburned.