Interesting BBC article about open or "walking marriages" at the Yunnan/Sichuan border. Looks like a lovely place!
Much better travel feature than I expected and nicely presented. I was tempted to make a final return visit but I'll stick with the good memories, and perhaps this, as a reminder.
Is it me, or does it seem like every couple of years, Time or the BBC writes a new but same article about the Mosu women or the Dwarf Empire?
On the first page it says that the "nearest city is 6 hours drive away".
Hasn't this journalist ever heard of Lijiang? It most certainly qualifies as a "city". As do Xiaguan, Panzhihua, and Chuxiong, all of which are less than 6 hours drive.
Six hours sounds like cut and paste. I think it used to be 6 hours from Lijiang, before the new highway was built; maybe 10 years ago.