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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,
Day 1 Arrive in Kunming, and tour around Kunming city if time allows. Day 2 Visit the Stone Forest, which is about 2 hrs drive from Kunming city. Then can enjoy the amazing Ethnique Performance called Dynamic Yunnan in the Grand Yunnann Theatre, at 8-9:30pm. Day 3 Fly to Dali. Then Dali Old Town, hike to the Tea Plantation on Cangshan Mt., then bike along part of the Erhai Lake if interested....
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 Shangrila,...
Day 1 Arrive in Kunming, get picked up and sent to hotel in Kunming. O/N Kunming Day 2 Visit Stone Forest, then drive 3 hrs to Yuanyang Terraces. O/N YuanyangDay 3 Visit the Duoyishu Terraces for sunrise, then Bada Terraces, Xinjie market and ethnique Hani Villages around, then Tiger Mouth terraces for sunset. O/N YuanyangDay 4 Drive 3 hrs from Yuanyang to Jianshui, explore...