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Hello, Dear Travellers!
Welcome to my beautiful homeland, Yunnan!
This is Elena from Yunnan. I have been a profeesional private guide throughout Yunnan since 2009. I offer tailored tours to Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangrila, as well as to Dongchuan Red Land, Yuanyang Rice-Terrace Fields. My focus is to take people to places where it's authentic to absorb the traditional local culture, enjoy beautiful scenery, try wonderful local food, and intereact with beautiful people along the way. Every day is such excitement!
I grew up in some deep mountains in Yunnan. My mother was planting rice when i was on the way. She couldn't wait to go home but gave birth under a big rock, by the patty fields. My childhood was lots of fun in the wild mountains. But every time when I looked up and saw the white clouds above the blue mountains, there is an urge from inside, the longing for going beyond, and see the unknown world.
So i studied very hard in school, and finally became the first university student throughout my little town. And i was feeling so much gratitude towards my humble parents, who supported me all the way through, which was unbelievable for a country family at that time.
After getting an English-Teaching degree from Yunnan Normal University, amazingly, I was sent to Thailand and started teaching Mandarin there. My life to the outer world was extended. I was so excited, and had so much fun living in another beautiful country like Thailand. I still keep on going back even after the teaching job finished, not only for the wonderful things, but also for the wonderful spirit that this country is able to offer, which is meditation and yoga retreat. From 2012-14, I was spending lots of time in the tropical bushes, meditating with monks and fellows from different parts of the world. Beside Thailand I also enjoyed travelling to some other interesting countries in southeast Asia, as well as Srilanka and Austrilia.
In 2014, i started taking a seminar given by Bijan Anjomi, and my life changes tremendously since then. I start laughing more, enjoying dancing, and responding to people with generous smile. I even start going to the gym and exercising myself out. And it feels great. I feel my body energy is building up day by day, so are my inner strength and confidence. For the first time, after living so many years in Lijiang, i start appreciating this beautiful land and the wonderful people.
I sincerely thank all people who have been contributing to me, in different ways, from where they are. And I thank myself for being so open and brave, developing wonderful qualities along, yet still remaining the humble and simple heart. And I thank all my wonderful & generous clients who came across, who shared their life miracles with me, as well as their wonderful qualities and unconditional love. Lastly, I want to thank you, for being here, and being you.
I Look forward to sharing part of the journey with you!
With a smile,
Lijiang-Shangrila-Meili Snow Mt.-Derong-Xiangcheng-Yading-Daocheng-Litang-Yajiang-Xindu Bridge-Seda-Danba-Rilong-Chengdu Day 1 & 2 Arrive in Lijiang for 1 or 2 days, so your body would slowly get more used to higher altitude. Altitude in Lijiang at 2400 meters. Day 3 Drive 2 hrs to Tiger Leaping Gorge, then another 2 hrs further up to Shangrila, the first Tibetan stop in Yunnan. O/N...
Day 1 Arrive in Kunming, can visit Green Lake and Bird and Flower Market if time allows. O/N Kunming Day 2 Drive 1.5-2 hrs to visit Stone Forest, about 1-2 hrs there, then lunch in a local tasty restaurant, then drive 1.5 hrs further to visit Jiuxiang Caves. Then drive 2.5 hrs back to Kunming. O/N Kunming Day 3 Drive 5 hrs or take day train (12:10-17:16) from Kunming to Dali. Visit...
The following is comfortable timing to different destinations for photo points. To Dongchuan Red land it takes 3 days. To Yuanyang Rice Terraces is about 4 days. To Luoping is about 3 days. To Puzhehei is about 3 days. To Meili Snow Mountain from Lijiang, takes about 4-6 days. For tailored tour, please conact Elena directly. Thanks a lot. :)