All is not quiet in one monastery hidden from view high up in the forested mountains of Yunnan. The sound of cracking can be heard as spines are stretched, legs & arms are contorted and the constant hum of chanting above the patter of monsoon rains send me adrift. There is no electricity here, my [...]
And so I set off to find more clues on my quest to learn more about Shambhala. I ride north west from Lijiang and make my way to the beautiful Lugu lake before crossing over to Sichuan province. After two days riding in heavy rain I find a sign which says “Welcome to Shangri-La”! I [...]
It seems that no sooner I have arrived, it’s time to go again – that’s life on the road I guess.
Lijiang is a total shock to the senses. Busy alley ways, hoards of Chinese tourists buying everything from cowboy hats to Yak meat and all manner of trinkets. Just finding my way through the old [...]