Tuesday, February 15, 2005

The way to Muli: Lugu Lake, 2004

lugu, originally uploaded by mutikonka.

Over the next few days and weeks I will publish an account of my trips from Lugu Lake to Muli. I have had a few people email me asking for details, so this way I will be able to talk about the route and show some pictures - both old an new.

The starting point is Lugu lake, which is now reachable in a day from Lijiang and its international airport. I won't say too much about Lugu and its very famous Mosuo people, the walking marriages etc. You can read about that elsewhere. It's a nice place to hang out, but the main village is very touristy. There is a more alternative couple of guesthouses run by young han Chinese outsiders, at the north end of the lake.

On my last trip to Muli I bypassed Lugu Lake altogether - except to take this picture - and travelled direct to Yongning. More of that in the next post.

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