Mountains and markets and mystique

I’ve posted my photos from Dali now as well–a varied bunch of shots from two days spent exploring the old town of this beautiful ancient capital of the Bai people, hiking on the mountain that stands above it, surveying street food and produce, and basically taking it all in (with exhausted breaths due to the altitude…). They’re up on the photo page in this album and posted on flickr, as usual.

Posted by on March 31st, 2006



November 13, 2006 @ 10:23 pm

[…] The Laos-China Border In contrast to the Paris-China Border (and if you don’t know the reference, get thee to Amazon for a copy of Salinger’s Nine Stories post haste), the Laos-China Border is a very real liminal space, one which I traversed this afternoon, partly on foot and partly in the back of a saengthaew, or a truck that’s been refitted to carry passengers as well as produce in its nether regions. I had left Beijing on a 7:30am flight on Sunday, sleeping my way across the waking giant to Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, through which my brother J. and I had passed on our way to Daliand Lijiang back in March. From there I hopped another plane to Jinghong, the capital of Xishuangbanna Prefecture in the very south of the province, verging on both Myanmar and Laos. […]

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