It feels like I’ve been away forever! My friends Re and Li visited us in the Yunnan Province for the week-long October holiday. We left the city and took an overnight train to Dali. After a sleepless night, we arrived in a quaint town built below the looming Mt. Cangshan.
Li Cafe is owned by Laurent Jeanneau of Kink Gong Records and his wife Tanding Shi. We met Laurent in Shanghai on our bicycle trip to the Chongming Islands.
After a good couple days of exploring Dali, Re and Li headed back to Beijing. Taurin and I continued on northward to hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge. You’ll definitely hear more about the beautiful and exhausting mountain journey through the Naxi villages soon. Until then, I’m drinking plenty of coffee and going on lots of bicycle rides for my upcoming photography exhibition.