Lijiang is a beautiful city, it's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can say I found my Chinese guardian angel. I got there just before the Chinese New Year and I had been wandering around for hours looking for a hotel room. Finally Shana appeared before me. She's a martial arts teacher offered me to stay at his academy, as students were on vacation, and not just So I gave the apartment of his son, who lived in London. Shana really is an extraordinary woman, and she also owns the Blue Papaya restaurant, in the historic part of the city, where I spent the New Year celebration. It is on the old canals, offering Chinese and Italian, with a massage room on the third floor, and also an antique room.