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Day 14. Mile Resort and Stone Forest

2014.08.05
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UPDATE. We are sitting in Toronto's Airport (having donuts for dinner!) for the last leg of today's journey home. 10 hotel in 14 days. 3 trains, 3 planes in country. 3 world heritage sites. As much as I love traveling and seeing new places and people...I love coming home. Tomorrow morning, having a cup of coffee on my porch. That's my plan.

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Last night we stayed at Huquan Resort. You can see where we are 'roughing it' in Mile at the Resort! Jamie and the kids went to the pools and hot springs. They were a spectacle! There are NO foreigners here. We had to figure out things without our guide when NO ONE speaks any English. It was not as relaxing as you'd think at this resort!

Today was the Stone Forest. From Wikipedia:

The Stone Forest or Shilin (Chinese: 石林; pinyin: Shílín) is a notable set of limestone formations located in Shilin Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan Province, People's Republic of China, near Shilin approximately 120 km (75 mi) from the provincial capital Kunming.
The tall rocks seem to emanate from the ground in the manner of stalagmites, with many looking like petrified trees thereby creating the illusion of a forest made of stone. Since 2007, two parts of the site, the Naigu Stone Forest (乃古石林) and Suogeyi Village (所各邑村), have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of the South China Karst.[1] The site is classified as a AAAAA-class tourist site.
9 Comments
xabolcs Congrats FP!
xabolcs · 2014-08-08: 03:11
timepiece Congrats on FP - sounds like you had a wonderful adventure..
timepiece · 2014-08-08: 04:24
giancaf very beautiful places!
giancaf · 2014-08-08: 06:00
busybee Fabulous you are so brave with all that travelling.......
busybee · 2014-08-08: 09:25
pcmcgarry Great looking place, sounds like you had a blast. Congrats on F.P.
pcmcgarry · 2014-08-08: 10:48
DancingDolphin Beautiful photo, congratulations on your FP!
DancingDolphin · 2014-08-08: 12:00
SADHYA Congratulations on FP.
So interesting to look back through your recent posts and to realize that the story is about your adoption of this beautiful Chinese girl and your return to the place where she was found.
SADHYA · 2014-08-08: 12:17
beeacooker Congratulations on FP! What a beautiful location!
beeacooker · 2014-08-08: 13:02
NellyBly Congratulations! Love these formations..looks like an interesting place to visit..I feel the same way about coming home..coffee on my porch :-)
NellyBly · 2014-08-08: 13:59
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