China Travel 2012: Huang Long – part 2

The travertinepools, waterfalls, and wide swaths of limestone bumps, stretch up to 70m across (230 ft) across the valley. The mix of greens – dark pines, bright deciduous – fascinated me. Equally stunning were pools of clear bright aqua water.

China Travel 2012: Huang Long – part 1

The highest point of the pass was 4,000m (13,000 ft) above sea level; the sky was a stunningly deep blue and we saw yaks grazing. The base of the mountain was 3,200m (10,500 ft); ten minutes in a cable car later we were at 3,500m (11,500 ft).

Wu cai chi

Travel Stories – Jiuzhaigou

Welcome to part 4, the penultimate portion of my travelogue! It’s a long one, especially given that it covers a single 24 hour period, but Jiuzhaigou is a pretty amazing place – definitely a highlight of the trip for all of us. Neither words nor pictures can really explain it, but I’m having a whirl…