Laos : The Bolaven Plateau

Laos : the Bolaven plateau

After our trip in North Laos between wonders and disappointment, we travelled down South to Pakse, the second largest city of Laos, sitting by the Mekong river. East of Pakse,  a large high plateau is attracting us like a magnet…

Test – Emeishan, The Holy Mountain

Test – Emeishan, the holy mountain

Outside the suburbs of Chengdu, capital of Sichuan, Emeishan is amongst the 4 main sacred mountains of Chinese buddhists. Listed as a UNESCO world site heritage since 1994, it has everything to please : thick jungles, monkeys, high cliffs and…

Xishuangbanna : Treks, Bananas, Tea, And Traditions In Yunnan

Xishuangbanna : treks, bananas, tea, and traditions in Yunnan

Xishuangbanna... Poets and dreaming seekers of adventure would probably love that mesmerizing name. Add the words "jungle", "minorities" and "tea plantations" and  now it sounds like the perfect place to go! In that state of mind, we rushed eagerly to…

Hiking Across Yunnan : From Yacks To Buffalos

Hiking across Yunnan : from yacks to buffalos

Somewhere, in western Yunnan... It's eight o'clock in the morning and we are already walking our way on the dark bitumen of the road. Where are we going? South. Always south. Following that dear travel mate of ours we call the Mekong.…

Test – Rice And Friends : Chinese Cooking School In Dali

Test – Rice and Friends : chinese cooking school in Dali

Yunnan province of China has an incredible cultural richness as well as a stupendous landscape diversity. But those are not the only things Yunnan can offer you! Its gastronomy and the diversity and quality of its products largely contribute to…

Test : The Giant Buddha Of Leshan

Test : the giant Buddha of Leshan

During our stay in Emeishan in the heart of Sichuan, we took a day to go to the city of Leshan, 40km further east. If we decided to spend a day there, it's for a very good reason: there stands…

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