Let’s get this straight. I was sick the whole time we were in Lijiang. The old city is an amazing place, a winding maze of tiny cobbled streets, little shops, locals markets, a tourist section with many choices of western food. But it is also at a high altitude and we went in January. So it was not only bitterly cold, but without a trace of humidity.
Every breath I took cracked the inside of my stuffed nose and made it feel like it was going to bleed. When I breathed through my mouth my already sore and scratchy throat dried right up to a point where I could barely swallow. So, all the beauty and historical sites were more annoying to me than amazing. (Have you ever tried to navigate a maze of streets when you’re cloudy headed?) Ryan wasn’t feeling any better than me and in our two night there we managed to get about a total of 3 hours sleep (because of being freezing cold one night and loud neighbors the next). That’s why I didn’t enjoy being there and why I have an unfair feeling of the place.
We did manage to point the camera in some direction and push the button despite our cloudy heads, so enjoy!
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looks beautiful, I bet you’d have loved it if you were healthy.