In Another Time & Place

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Carpark area in front of the hotel

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Entrance of Songtsam Hotel situated at Shangrila, Yunnan Province, China

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Welcome to Songtsam Hotel in Shangrila, China

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The trellis area at the garden which would be lovely for an outdoor cuppa in fine weather

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Main façade of the Songtsam Hotel. Our room was situated on the 3rd floor, top left hand corner

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Patterns on the ground

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A snow covered grinding mortar

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These branches are about to snap at any moment

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We leave our boots & brollies out here at the front porch as kungfu shoes are issued for use within the hotel. It’s probably to keep the indoors clean & eradicate clumping shoe noises

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A Tibetan & totally ethnic reception area where we enjoyed a hot & delicious ginger tea to warm us up

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Handicraft, Tangkas & some Tibetan jewellery on display & for sale

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Tread carefully as the floorboards are nicely polished and the steps shallow and steep

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A quiet & charming corner to catch up on reading

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Our lovely room was nicely heated, lightly perfumed with aromatic oils & so welcoming; complete with a complimentary fruit platter

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Mood lamps highlight the Tangka; a comfortable home away from home

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Love this cozy toilet which comes with a heater, shower stall & this interesting antique brass basin

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A beautiful dining room

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Another view of the charming dining room

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Love this brassy candle stick

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Lovely fire place to sit by & enjoy dinner

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Potage of Potatoes & Pumpkin, nice & warm on a cold night

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Marinara Spaghetti on the Ala carte menu

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A nice change from Chinese fare – Fungi pizza

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Morning has broken – leaving tracks on the fresh snow at Songtsam Shangrila Hotel

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Access to the roof top on the 4th storey of the hotel where I could watch the falling snow & also catch a splendid view of Lamuyongcuo “Lake of the Fairies” in all it’s glory

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