China - Yunan Revisited 2009

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by franki, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. franki

    franki NB Rider

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    I visited Yunnan (Southwestern part of China) in 2008 and missed the best season by just 2 weeks. That gave me enough reason to come back the second time:1drink

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    My starting point is Nanning, Guangxi because I left my bike there the last time I toured Guangxi. Heading towards Guizhou border and stayed in Xinyi for the night so I can get accross to Loping, Yunnan in the morning. Loping is famous for its wall to wall flowers that only blooms for 10 days in spring. This year, I have done my home work and timed it right.

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    Sun is out in Loping

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    Meeting a few friends at Loping

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    Group photo is called for

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    Secured parking arranged

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    Local people having their Brunch?

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    It was Feb. 2 of the Lunar calendar, a big spring celebration for the local folks. So there is singing and dancing performance all over the place.

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    A nice back drop for the performance

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    Young girl dressed in their tribal traditional wear

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    Villagers arriving at the festival

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    My model on tour

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    Local tourist

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    My model in rented costume

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    Flower child
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  2. franki

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    The Nine Dragon Waterfall

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    Spring is in the air
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  3. kuyaoli

    kuyaoli Been here awhile

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    beautiful
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  4. cool beans

    cool beans Well, here we are.....

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    They are beautiful pics franki. My dream ride is to go around China. you are very lucky. :clap
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  5. franki

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    Terrence of flowers

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    Road side photo stop

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    Living on the edge

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    Come and get your drink:lol3
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  6. franki

    franki NB Rider

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    Thanks:D
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    franki NB Rider

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    Your dream will come true if you work hard at it:thumb
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    My riding buddy

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    Outstanding so far........:lurk
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    Wannabee Survivor of Reality

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    WONDERFUL! You pictures just reflect what a beautiful country China is , just Beautiful ! One day , one day!
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  11. franki

    franki NB Rider

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    Do come back for more:lol3
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  12. franki

    franki NB Rider

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    Hope to meet you on the road:freaky
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  13. froden

    froden Adventurer

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    Wow, some of these are unbelievable! I really liked this one:

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    Thanks!
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  14. Dessert Storm

    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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    A feast for the eyes, as ever Franki! :clap
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  15. Navel

    Navel Omphaloskeptical

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    WOW, that´s the beautiful Yunnan I wanted to see! :clap . Last summer I wanted to get to Yunnan as I was visiting Vietnam, but the floods in North Vietnam made it impossible for me to get there, I hope next time!! By the way when do you think is the best time to see the rice terraces?

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  16. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Thanks for the picturesque report :thumb
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  17. Fustercluck

    Fustercluck Been here awhile

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    Wow! Fantastic pics, thanks very much for posting those!
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  18. windburn

    windburn Long timer

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    Your photographs are excellent. China is beautiful.
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  19. franki

    franki NB Rider

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    There are thousands of square kilometers of fields like this in Loping and is considered the largest in the world.:deal
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    franki NB Rider

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    Thanks for keep coming back:lol3
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