I plan to go back to China (2nd time). I was in Shangahi, Beijing and Guilin last year.
This time I was planning to go either ChengDu or Lijian for about 10 days. I keep reading reviews and changing my mind every 5 minutes. I'm probably leaning towards Lijian, Dali and TLG.
I also was thinking maybe I should arrive into Guangzhou for a couple of days to start immersing into the change of environments. For some reason it seems to me that Lijiang and ChengDu are more remote places and being in a big city for a couple of days might make it easier. (strange thought)
Maybe i'm associating how easy was to go around Shanghai last year when I arrived.
I'm traveling solo and going straigth to either Lijian or ChengDu I'm a little concerned to not know where to go, or get lost with no knowlodge of mandarin .
Any suggestions or insight greatly appreciated.