Today begins a sort of second phase to our trip. The Yangtze ends here in name; farther up, its longest tributary is called the Jinsha River. Following it (roughly) westward into the mountains of Yunnan Province, we’ll be heading into some more remote areas, many populated by various ethnic minorities. We’ll also surely encounter booming market towns and unbelievable highway projects, as the Chinese government races to “develop the west.” And in northern Yunnan, we may find ourselves a couple westerners among many, as we join the backpackers who flock to the area’s famous attractions. In any case, we’ll be seeing a very different part of China. Stay tuned.
by Nick 锐立 | June 24, 2012 · 10:11 pm