Today marks the anniversary from my trip at Bruce's place, I feel kind of shame to write my review this late, however life have been very busy. My experience at Bruce is beyond excellent.This is my experience. I was greeted by Bruce and Bella when arrived, and was immediately told my room have been upgraded (I booked first night at lower floor as the next day I'm heading to TLG, and then come back for few more nights on the upper floor) that was nice I thought, then I was served with tea and Apple on the balcony watching the Jade Snow Mountain, while waiting for my cousin from HK to join me, which was also took care of by Bruce with pre-arrange taxi.
After I got back from TLG hike, Bruce and Bella arrange Zhao Shi the taxi driver who pick me up from airport have become my daily transporter, a tour guide and we get to become good friends, he have explain the history of the place, the culture, and the people of the place.
I must say big thanks to both Bruce and Bella for their hospitality, during my stay I caught a cold, both Bruce and Bella take good care of me and providing me with medicines.
After my cousin left, Bella invited me to join their annual employee dinner, and I get to know abit of Bella as well, really have a great time learning about the younger Bella's life.
On my last day Bella also cooked chicken bean noodle which is a specialty where most people wouldn't know! most people think about eating Over Bridge noodle, but the real specialty of the local is the chicken bean noodle!
The unique thing about going to Bruce's place compare to other is that you get to meet with other traveller during the morning breakfast where everyone sit and eat together and you can share the knowledge and experience. The food is great, love the soy milk, and the food that Bella's mum sent to her. I met Patrick and his wife whom have been traveling around the world for a year, which we went to LiJiang old town together via bike riding.
During my stay, I saw Bella stay up late night to look after some family's sick kids, she really treat everyone like her own family and looking after them.
Highly recommend anyone consider staying, and definitely try to get the upper floor with the views! I will definitely going back and stay at Bruce place next time I go,
I think of them everyday, and I miss them everyday since I got back, a thank you is not enough, hopefully if they do come to Australia, I get to treat them back.
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- The Bruce Chalet would be a great place for you who are already exhausted in trying to survive the throat cutting metropolitan life and looking for ways to recharge your batteries. The Chalet located in the Shuhe village underneath the Jade Dragon Mountain in Lijiang, Yunnan, China, the Chalet features picturesque scenery, genial sunlight, a large garden and great hospitality. The Bruce Chalet is built based on Naxi style structure combining with modern facilities. In total of 13 comfort rooms, including luxurious suites and Snow Mountain View rooms, all rooms with private bathroom, hairdryer, WIFI… ... more less
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