Thursday, 26 July 2018

LiJiang, lovely town!

Photos with face as the first ones so that my post's thumbnail will be nice πŸ˜‚

This whole post will be about LiJiang because I took a lot of photos in this lovely town too!
May be not much to write though, because it's back to mountain-greenery-water πŸ˜‚

Saw this store on our way back to our bus!!!!! D:

GOT GUNDAMMMMM if you zoom in but nevertheless the store seems to have my 2D husbandos ;w;
Okay, most probably my cousin's husbando (Ace) but still, this is a store that I'm interested in but didn't have the chance to enter TwT

Anyway, it's LiJiang's ancient town -> dinner place

Our dinner's place is designed to be like a local house

Errr I think my English failed me HAHA

Our dinner that day was to taste local food and local culture, thus the house design is traditional style
The big area is kinda like a folk-dance area?
If we wanted to, some of the restaurant's staff would dance and we can join
Since there isn't any clip of me nor locals dancing in my vlog, that means we didn't request -> retire to hotel earlier πŸ˜‚

One thing I remembered during the dinner is tasting local liquor
Whenever we have meal in restaurant, we were provided with a big bottle of Coke and 2 bottles of local beer, already included in our bill
That day, we asked about local alcohol, something like Sake or Soju
We thought of ordering, but decided not to when our guide said that local liquor has 40-50% alcohol.
Our guide brought a small bottle for us to try, and just a small sip burnt my heart πŸ˜‚

I didn't feel like dying at Shangri-la when I had hard time breathing but the alcohol's burnt made me dieded a bit πŸ˜‚there goes an unforgettable happening πŸ˜‚

and happened to watch Japan's match against Colombia XD

Okie I'm not a soccer enthusiast but I do keep up with Japan's matches because of my cousin. 
Okay, to be exact my fave seiyuus that I follow in twitter πŸ˜‚

That day I happened to be transferring a lot of data from my phone to my laptop, so I would look at the TV now and then while waiting.
It's very late but otsukare Japan~!

I'm the type who need at least 2 pillows to sleep and fully satisfied with 4 pillows, so 5 pillows is like heaven to me πŸ˜‚
no matter how nice or fun my day has been, at the end of the day, bed is important πŸ˜‚

But that's not the point-----
My cousin and I are so blissful to receive one of the 2 villas, which our tour group got, instead of normal hotel room. 
For 2 nights, we spent extra comfortable time at LiJiang's Sofitel

path from the entrance door to our room

Our villa with big outdoor area + hottub

Resting area beside the pond

Ok, it was my first time staying in villa so it's a total mountain turtle experience for me πŸ˜‚
I woke up earlier to take video + spammed my phone gallery πŸ˜‚

How did we get the villa instead of normal hotel room?
It's because we are single πŸ˜‚totally one of the sweetest moment of being single πŸ˜‚
The rest who didn't get the villa requested for 'king size bed' while my cousin and I (and another villa is for my aunty and her son), we requested for double twin bed
I think the hotel didn't have any empty rooms with single-bed for the 2 nights, so they prepared us these instead

Living room~

we had 2 TVs
But of course we only utilised the one in the bedroom πŸ˜‚

Got tea room!!

More like working room? but got sofa again so I call it tea room πŸ˜‚

The special things for me were:
- There was yoga mat in the toilet!!! Though I didn't use it πŸ˜‚
- The bath tub in the toilet can fit 2-3 people-----
- Outdoor hot tub!! Didn't use it too cause we need to request the staff to prepare it 4hrs before we wanna use it
Hehe such a luxury indeed πŸ˜‚

Second day in LiJiang, with 500years ago Goku!!

Okay can't see much different with the current Goku based on how I held it but the costume got different :B

Naik Naik ke puncak gunung πŸ˜‚

Okay didn't hike, but it's back to mountainous region~
We went to Dragon Jade Snow Mountain

LiJiang is lower than Shangri-La but still considered as high altitude, though it's not hard to breath anymore. 
May be also because we survived Shangri-La, so it wasn't much a big deal anymore πŸ˜‚

Please do not out of the window first hand

Aku tak ngerti la πŸ˜‚


But the day so cloudyyyy

The place suits Goku a lot I think XD

Still nice for photos <3

Cobra's UT----

I don't watch / read Cobra but I do know the title for certain reason XD

Yayy partner in crime >w>

After inhaling too much oxygen? πŸ˜‚

Can't see the top of the mountain because of the scary cloud πŸ˜‚

It showered a little but still okay, no need umbrella

I like my photos a lot πŸ˜‚

My cousin and I (okay, actually it's me, who started it as well πŸ˜‚) have the tendency to take a lot of photos from before the model pose until the photo taking is over. 
In other words, phone gallery will be spammed with a lot of photos from far from the subject to nearby the subject.
The example is below.

Finished posing

Walking closer to get back my phone

But she still click shutter


Closest πŸ˜‚

My cousin not as evil as me πŸ˜‚
I'd go until real close to the point of the photo will show nose or teeth only πŸ˜‚
It's the advantage of touch screen phone, very easy to capture photo πŸ˜‚
May be next time I shall use Burst πŸ˜‚

But anyway I like the above photos, cause it's my pure true laugh and smile XD

More photos πŸ˜‚

No matter how many times I see, the cloud sure look scary πŸ˜‚

Next is lake~~

This lake is beautiful, as in the color is real nice~!
The blue is because of the mineral~

As I walked closer to the water, somewhat it turned dark green, 
cause the thick dark cloud came

I'm not a 'rain man' but that day, it showered again in the lake area when I was there πŸ˜‚

selfie /w/

Commemoration stone (?)

From the top

Closer to the water

My cousin's idea, but I don't like the stick in the middle of the water πŸ˜‚

Can edit la but lazy πŸ˜‚

This is my worse? best? behind the scene photo πŸ˜‚

I was really kneeling down, no more squatting πŸ˜‚

But I do like the resultttttt XD

Mochi FTW πŸ˜‚

Got stone. I took photo as in I could understand πŸ˜‚


I don't watch Shirokuma cafe but I'm into Llama-san no Llama Mambo cause it's by OnoD πŸ˜‚
That's why I was uber excited when I see Llamaaaaa πŸ˜‚
Well it was my first time too XD

Got rock and waterfall. With the cloud, looking scary πŸ˜‚

With the waterfall

Wanted to do like the cobra pose on my tshirt but again, I shy πŸ˜‚

Got wood house and chair

Okay, I'm always bad with caption πŸ˜‚

Last photos~

We then went for lunch, followed with watching a show called Impression LiJiang

Entrance to the show area

The show's director, Zhang Yimou is famous for his works like part of Beijing's Olympic and other Impression shows at other parts of China.
I think I've seen his other show before but ages ago, so I have no recollection at all =w=

The show was completely outdoor

I think before the show started, the actors made salutation to the sky as a prayer for it not to rain?
It was completely sunny for there were light shower during the show, but there were also time when the sun was so bright. 
In other words, during the 1 hr show, we experienced both sunshine and little rain XD

The show was showing the 13 minorities that stay in LiJiang

I do have some clips in my vlog!
There were people riding horse, ladies singing (real LOUD naturally), got drinking alcohol culture, it was a colorful show!

Really big team~!

I like that the show is not just about dancing or colorful light or water, so in a way it's really utilising the actors' power.
Of course I didn't understand every single happening though there were English translation kind of screen at the sides but it's not effective in my opinion πŸ˜‚
Nevertheless, it was still enjoyable~

Last stop in LiJiang; daily dose of garden πŸ˜‚

I don't remember the name of the place but it's another water resource
I was already pretty bored of garden, so I didn't take much photo πŸ˜‚

Got water Got fish~

One of the minorities who stay in LiJiang, Naxi, do pray to nature.
The golden statue at the photo is one of the gods that they pray to, if not mistaken for water, as the garden is a water source. There's a pagoda and some traditional houses inside the garden.

The traditional writing of Naxi

If we turn the tablets, there's translation in Chinese writing :D

Back to hotel for the last night

There's also a small pagoda like building in our hotel, slightly behind if you zoom into the photo
The photo is in front of the hotel's lobby, and our breakfast area is in the building at the right

7.30pm and still so bright /w/
There's map around the hotel + bicycle for rent~

The hotel was really niceeeeee XD a plus point to my LiJiang's visit XD

As I said before, I'd prefer LiJiang over to Shangri-La to reside at because it's not as traditional + I like the ancient town in LiJiang best among the others at YuNan that I've visited~
But I can see myself returning to Shangri-La more than LiJiang, because I'd really visit Shangri-La for zen instead of LiJiang πŸ˜‚
But both places are worth going, for the calm and peace in Shangri-La and beautiful view in LiJiang~! 

LiJiang was our last stop, as we took flight back to KunMing
1 day before my last day in China~

Wanted to take photo with 'WELCOME TO  YUNNAN' with Gojyo during DAY1 but couldn't, due to the bus parking position XD

Had early flight, so no makeup but I'm always thankful to SNOW πŸ˜‚

AND IT WAS ONE OF THE DAYS where I didn't wear UT πŸ˜‚
Simply because I scare cold in the plane XD

My next post will definitely be the last post regarding China + what happened until the last 2 weeks of July.
I'll be writing about July in August, the usual 'one month delay' but I'll be writing my first experience at Penang Anime Matsuri!
I'm counting down to a lot of things!!
Let's do our best!

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