Postcards from Yunnan

This is as close as I got to the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the world's deepest river canyons. I had planned to hike the gorge, but the trail was closed because of a landslide.

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.

Scenery

Some of the scenery at a bus stop between Dali and Shangri-La in southwestern China’s Yunnan province.

Shuttlecock

Men take turns kicking a shuttlecock in Dali Old Town. Shuttlecock kicking is a traditional Chinese folk game.

Street performer

A crowd gathers to watch a street performer.

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Not your ordinary water fountain.

Cruising this two-lane country road on a bike was one of my favorite parts of the trip.

Cruising this two-lane country road near Dali was one of my favorite parts of the trip.

Graffiti outside Dali Old Town.

horse

This horse racing festival near Shangri-La has taken place for hundreds of years, according to some of the locals I talked to.

Track

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.

Staying cool

I covered up from head to toe but still managed to get sunburned.

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