The first time I left China it was for good. My wife and I worked as teachers at York English for over a year, and it was an incredible time. We travelled, made lifelong friends, had wild new experiences, and lived a type of carefree existence few will have the pleasure of knowing. We were also able to save enough money during this time to fund a journey that would take us around south-east Asia, Italy, Scotland, England, and France.
To visit Wuyishan as a teacher at York English in Fuzhou, Changle and Xiamen has never been easier. Wuyishan scenic area, home to the famous Wuyi Mountain, is located in Fujian province just a train ride away from Fuzhou!
Yunnan part 2: Shangri-La – Yubeng
The next morning we caught a bus North from Lijiang to Zhongdian (about 80 RMB), renamed XianGeLiLa (or for westerners, Shangri-La) by the Chinese government in 1997 in an effort to promote tourism to northern Yunnan, that was by all accounts successful.
Yunnan Part 1: Lijiang – Jade Peak Monastery – Yuhu
With 9 days free from work, two of my friends and I decided to check a mutual China travel goal off our lists: Yunnan province. We were particularly intrigued by descriptions of a small Tibetan village in the far Northwest corner of the province called Yubeng. Located in a valley between snowy mountains, and adjacent to a sacred waterfall and glacial lake, it required a full day’s hike in and out, which sounded just the right amount of off-the-beaten-path.
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