The new road connecting China and Laos.
Unlike most countries, there's no "Welcome to China" sign.
Very serious border guard.
New buildings and landscaping for this growing town. Turning into a "non-shithole".
Bridge in Jinghong.
Sunday night at the lakeside.
Neon lights, unfortunately, can't hide the stench of the public toilets I'm standing next to while taking this shot.
My first overnight bus ride footshot. I'm on the top bunk.
Bongs for smoking cigarettes and opium resin.
Kunming: capital of Yunnan Province.
A gutter in Dali. A common Chinese picture of safety.
Some temple up the hill from Dali.
Cable car built so that Chinese woman can wear high heels 24/7. This picture was taken after my 2 hour hike up the mountain. I swear!
Zhonghe Si (Si means temple) at the top.
Dali and Erhai Hu (Lake Erhai).
Small town of Xizhou a short 1 hour bike ride north of Dali.
Hackneyed ancient Chinese picture.
Farming plots around Dali.
I think they could get one more bag up there.
The road down to Erhai Hu filled with local farmers processing their freshing cut crops.
"Tea, coffee, food, room & DREAMS!"
Tourist boat from infamous Erhai Hu boat ride to the unwanted temple.
Hills surrounding Erhai Hu.
The temple tourist stop. Buy some dried fish parts.
Markets, markets everywhere.
Obnoxious local children.
At the temple I didn't want to go to.
Cable Car hike path.
The courtyard of my guest house in Li Jiang.
Cute little Li Jiang kids.
Statues of Mao everywhere.
This guy is supposed to be cleaning the street.
Rooftops of Li Jiang.
Welcome to Ancient Chinese Land. Please keep your hands and arms inside the car until we come to a complete stop.
Valerie, Maranda, unknown friend, "brother", and Kristen. (The son of the family Maranda and Kristen stay with they simply call "brother".)
Waiting for Tara at Leaping Tiger Cafe with all the whities.
8 yuan / vista point man.
Unbelievable scenery along the gorge.
I was really there.