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A hike that begins from Qiaotou village

Date: 22 Sept 2019 Time: 7.44pm Location: Tea Horse Guesthouse, Tiger Leaping Gorge (Yunan, China) Travel note: Feeling fresh after a long good shower with not so hot heater. Feeling grateful. (earlier) Today, we are going to trek the Tiger Leaping Gorge (TLG). We arrive in Lijiang at 6.05am, on the dot. It is drizzling and it is 13 degrees Celsius. Just outside the railway station, we hop on a bus to get to the Lijiang Bus Station, to catch the 7.30am bus to Qiaotou village. The bus leaves for Qiaotou on time. The journey from Lijiang to Qiaotou takes about two hours. The beginning of every bus ride journey is always buzzing with conversation. I secretly listen to the locals talking about the weather. The weather in this part of China has been wet since we arrived in Kunming, yesterday. The conversation gradually dies out and I can hear the rain hitting the right window as I turn to view the scenery from our moving bus. Along the way, we stop at a roadside …