Naxi Hospitality

Yunnan province has many different minority groups, and Lijiang is home to several, but primarily to the Naxi people. The Naxis are ethnically Tibetan, speak their own Naxi language and use a pictograph writing system- the oldest still in use, in fact. They are a matriarchal society, whereby the women inherit all property, can have […]

In Search of Breakfast

Every morning, we generally wake up around 5 or 6am, and wait a second, then make our way onto the streets in search of some food. America has no concept of street food (other than say a hotdog cart) so we’ve just been indulging at nearly every opportunity we come across. Usually we just head […]

The Village of Aishanmen

We stayed at The Giggling Tree Hostel in the very small village of Aishanmen – about 3 km outside of Yangshuo. It was nestled deep in the Karst mountains and away from the busy streets – in fact you have to drive on a bumpy dirt road for a while to get there. But it’s […]

Its hot and I have work and everything is great.

I’ve been practicing my mandarin recently specifically today. The problem is that I ‘look’ Chinese to everyone here, so they expect me to speak the language. After a bike ride and trek to Moon Hill today, and while Leah took a nap I decided to go walking out for bit in hopes of getting […]