2010 – Iki-shi, Nagasaki-ken, Japan, Earth

08-14

Langmusi.This reflects the remainder of my trip through China.  China denies any access to both facebook and wordpress, so I couldn’t update the blog.

Originally, we had planned to go to Huanglong (<–clickable!), near Jiuzhaigou, this day, but money, the tourist-trap nature of Jiuzhaigou TOWN (not the park), plus more epic bus ride considerations led us to go to Langmusi a day early.  This turned out to be a good idea, as poor XXXtine and D-Mug got epically sic that night.

In any case, Langmusi is a beautiful little Tibetan town on the border of Sichuan and Gansu, known mostly to backpackers, especially foreign ones.  This is especially noticeable because, of the maybe 10 restaurants on the main road, four of them are foreign-food focused.  It’s got two rather large monasteries, one on either side of the border, and is one of the only places outside of Tibet where sky burials (<–clickable and super interesting if a little graphic) are still practiced.  This was my second time going back, and I enjoyed it just as much as the first time.

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