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thePULL: Mandara Spa’s new model,Promos and Deals Update   Leave a comment

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G. K. Chesterton

Here are the some deals we have at Pullman Lijiang, in Yunnan, China:

Autumn Special 2011 – Early Bird Discount

Valid for stay Sept 01 to Nov 30 2011 (excluding Sept 30 to Oct 6 2011)
Stay in a room or villa and receive 10% discount
Includes daily breakfast, up to 2 breakfasts per bedroom
(Villa guest exclusive) Stay for three consecutive days, complimentary spa treatment for two persons per bedroom
Promo Condition: Fully prepay your room/villa three days in advance, with no modifications or cancellations.
Must reserve your stay directly with us at ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com or reservation@pullman-lijiang.com

Autumn Special 2011 – Pay 2 Stay 3 – Villa Exclusive

Valid for stay Sept 01 to Nov 30 2011 (excluding Sept 30 to Oct 6 2011)
Stay in a villa for three consecutive nights, with the third night comlimentary
Must reserve your stay directly with us at ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com or reservation@pullman-lijiang.com

thePULL WordPress Bonus

My explorations are not in vain!
If you are reserving your reservation because of ‘thePULL’, thank you kindly!
Some bonuses to your stay will include a RMB200 rebate for Mandara Spa and 1-day bicycle rental of our new GIANT bikes (Please reserve in advance)! Kindly forward an email about WordPress when interested.
For any promotional and/or group inquiries over 10 persons, send me your details and we will see what we can do for you.

Pullman, Sofitel and mGallery Official Brand Offers

Click here for Pullman Hotels
Click here for Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Click here for mGallery Hotels
Click here if interested in being a member of A|Club Advantage Plus

Travel Happy,

Darwin

Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa
[pictured above is a lovely model cleansing after a signature treatment at Mandara Spa, at Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa]

thePULL: Promos Update!   Leave a comment

Hello Again!

This is early but these are early promotions for Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa.

 

Autumn Special 2011 – Early Bird Discount

Valid for stay Sept 01 to Nov 30 2011 (excluding Sept 30 to Oct 6 2011)
Stay in a room or villa and receive 10% discount
Includes daily breakfast, up to 2 breakfasts per bedroom
(Villa guest exclusive) Stay for three consecutive days, complimentary spa treatment for two persons per bedroom
Promo Condition: Fully prepay your room/villa three days in advance, with no modifications or cancellations.
Must reserve your stay directly with us at ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com

Autumn Special 2011 – Pay 2 Stay 3 – Villa Exclusive

Valid for stay Sept 01 to Nov 30 2011 (excluding Sept 30 to Oct 6 2011)
Stay in a villa for three consecutive nights, with the third night comlimentary
Must reserve your stay directly with us at ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com

thePULL WordPress Bonus

My explorations are not in vain!
If you are reserving your reservation because of ‘thePULL’, thank you kindly!
Some bonuses to your stay will include a RMB200 rebate for Mandara Spa and 1-day bicycle rental of our new GIANT bikes (Please reserve in advance)! Kindly forward an email about WordPress when interested.
For any promotional and/or group inquiries over 10 persons, send me your details and we will see what we can do for you.

Pullman, Sofitel and mGallery Official Brand Offers

Click here for Pullman Hotels
Click here for Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Click here for mGallery Hotels
Click here if interested in being a member of A|Club Advantage Plus

 

Happy Travels,

Darwin
Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa

thePULL: Racing Boats in the Mountains; Promotions and Deals   Leave a comment

 

Racing Boats in the Mountains? Only at Pullman Lijiang. These boats are reserved for business guests, as one of our ways for an “Innovative Break”.  If you are bored, however, just let me know: who wants to compete with the Pullman Champion? (PRIZES?!?)

Here are the deal updates we have at Pullman Lijiang for your weekend to consider:

thePULL ‘Get Closer’ BONUS

1 / Book your stay (via directly with us (more bonuses!), travel agency, etc)
2 / [Optional] Subscribe to ‘thePULL’ on WordPress (on the left sidebar) or on Facebook. Stay up to date on some this destination’s adventures, events and possibilities!
3 / Email ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com mentioning “thePULL” and receive a bonus RMB200 Mandara Spa spa treatment per person per stay (Treatments starting from RMB238). Other bonuses and updated promotions may be included in your stay.
4 / *NEW* For any promotional and/or group inquiries over 10 persons, just let me know to see what we can do for you.

Expired. China Summer Promotion 2011

Book to stay until 14 August 2011 (few days left!)
Stay by August 31 2011 to have the offer.
10% off room rates.
Complimentary up to two breakfasts per bedroom
A|Club Advantage Plus member: additional 10% discount on room rate (19% off total)
Conditions: prepay 7 days before arrival, no refund, no modifications, no cancellations

Expired. 30% off Room Rates 

Book to stay until 18 August 2011 (few days left!)
Stay by September 04 2011 to have the offer.
30% off room rates.
A|Club Advantage Plus member: additional 10% discount on room rate (37% off total)
Conditions: prepay 14 days before arrival, no refund, no modifications, no cancellations

MORE to come as it becomes available..!

Pullman, Sofitel and mGallery Official Brand Offers

Click here for Pullman Hotels
Click here for Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Click here for mGallery Hotels
Click here if interested in being a member of A|Club Advantage Plus

Cheers,

Darwin
& Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa team

thePULL: Lijiang’s new train station 丽江站 opens Today!   Leave a comment

 

Out with the old, and in with the new. Looks similar to the new airport.
Lijiang has a brand new passenger train station 丽江站, as the previous one will only receive cargo, opening TODAY.
This new station is stationed near Wenbi Mountain 文笔山 and is a lead towards Shangri-la (ETA 2014?) and will handle about 9 million passengers per year.

See images below for references!

Other notes:

Vehicle: About 18 minutes from Lijiang. About 25 minutes away from Pullman Lijiang. Blue or Green Taxi may charge extra RMB30-40 per person.
Bus: from/to Lijiang Station, take #4, #16 or #18.
See the map image below for the reference of your next departure, train hoppers!
It has room for a fast food area, a ‘supermarket’ and 16 windows to buy train tickets.

  

              

     

      

(Photos taken yesterday, the day before opening to the masses.)

Definitely a much better station to arrive to than the old station or at Dali or Kunming.

(UPDATE: Beat out other English-version news updates! Woohoo!)

thePULL: Intl Children’s Day (follow-up)   Leave a comment

Now I know it’s a little late, but everyday is essentially an “International Children’s Day” (annually June 1st)!
One of Pullman’s special little guests tastes the great desserts and became a personal mini-chef! Quite a determined little one, I’ll say.
See here for the offer we added on the day of.

 

   

 

Bon. Très bon.

thePULL: Promotions Deals and Bonuses   Leave a comment

(Shuhe and the Lijiang Valley Plains, off a horse-beaten hiking trail)

Every week will be an update on the offers at Pullman Lijiang Resort and Spa, and other deals around.

China Summer Promotion 2011

Book to stay until 14 August 2011 (few days left!)
Stay by August 31 2011 to have the offer.
10% off room rates.
Complimentary up to two breakfasts per bedroom
A|Club Advantage Plus member: additional 10% discount on room rate (19% off total)
Conditions: prepay 7 days before arrival, no refund, no modifications, no cancellations

30% off Room Rates

Book to stay until 18 August 2011 (few days left!)
Stay by September 04 2011 to have the offer.
30% off room rates.
A|Club Advantage Plus member: additional 10% discount on room rate (37% off total)
Conditions: prepay 14 days before arrival, no refund, no modifications, no cancellations

thePULL ‘Get Closer’ BONUS

1 / Book your stay.
2 / Subscribe to ‘thePULL’ on WordPress (on the left sidebar) or on Facebook. Stay up to date on some this destination’s adventures, events and possibilities!
3 / Email ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com mentioning “thePULL” and receive a bonus RMB200 Mandara Spa spa treatment per person per stay (Treatments starting from RMB238). Other bonuses and updated promotions may be included in your stay!

Pullman, Sofitel and mGallery Official Brand Offers

Click here for Pullman Hotels
Click here for Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Click here for mGallery Hotels
Click here if interested in being a member of A|Club Advantage Plus

Cheers,

Darwin
Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa

thePULL – promotions to date, Chinese Valentines Day package   Leave a comment

Here are the current deals we have at Pullman Lijiang.

 

This post is of August 05th 2011. Promotion updates will occur once a week, here, at thePULL.

A|Club Promotion – Chinese Valentine’s Day

Book your stay by 31 Aug 2011
Stay period from now to 31 Aug 2011
3x A|Club Bonus Points
Complimentary dinner for 2 persons.
Minimum 2 night stay.
Offer valid on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Conditions: Book with best flexible rate. Not valid with any other offer.

Pullman Lijiang 30% off

Book your stay by 18 August 2011
Stay period from now to 4 September 2011
30% discount off room and villa rates (37% discount off for A|Club Advantage Plus members)
Conditions: Prepay your stay 14 days before check-in,  no refund, no modifications, no cancellations. Not valid with any other offer.

China Summer Promotion 2011 – 10% off and breakfast

Book your stay by 14 August 2011
Stay period from now to 31 August 2011
Complimentary two breakfast buffets per bedroom
10% discount off room and villa rates (19% discount off for A|Club Advantage Plus members)
Conditions: Prepay your stay 7 days before check-in, no refund, no modifications, no cancellations. Not valid with any other offer.

WordPress BONUS

Hey ! You found our blog !  Subscribe (optional), so when you feel like visiting Lijiang someday,  you got our number.
Email ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com to receive a RMB200 Mandara Spa rebate per person with your stay at Pullman Lijiang by mentioning “WordPress’ thePULL”. It will also be a way to let you know what other promotions and bonuses we can offer. Offer and Rebate Expires December 31, 2011. Can combine with other offers but not cumulative with other spa offers.

Stay tuned next week for a new Autumn deal at Pullman Lijiang !

thePULL: 黎明 Liming and the Old Man’s Tale   Leave a comment

I was in Liming 黎明村 over this past weekend, a small little countryside of a population of what looks like a few hundred people at most. The valley stretches very far, but is a “protected” natural landscape zone by UNESCO, with some other things to note. First is that 黎明 is a country town! NOT the super hong kong actor/singer of the 1990s with the same name:

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Liming 黎明村 is a countryside of approximately 750 people or 750 families (in Chinese), whatever the following plaque was trying to define (picture 3). Searching for information of this township is difficult. Google nor Baidu have good photography of the location. So it’s one of those places many would call remote and undefined.

We met a local LiSu minority 傈僳族 old man born in the 1940s. (According to a local friend, there are black, red and white versions of the tribe, and I had forgotten to ask.). He was a curious nut, but gave us a few insights on the local area and himself. He owns a small restaurant, but his dishes were not very appetizing…
(馬 = me (Darwin) and my friend who wishes to not be named.  李 = 李志坤 = Li3Zhi4Kun1 = LiSu old man.)

The following is a rough translation of our conversation:

馬:  In 1996, when the big earthquake hit Lijiang, did Liming feel anything?
李:  Of course Liming got shakes.  But I wasn’t scared. I will tell you a little secret.  Whenever an earthquake hits, I quickly put ash in my mouth.  And when the trembles end, I spit it out.  And look at me now! I am still alive and well and strong, while I watched my sons run away in fear.
[I and my friend laughed after he said this.  He gave a grin of missing top row teeth and yellowed, bottom row teeth, though it cannot be said they were related situations.]

馬:  Where did you get the yak hide from? And your bracelet is rather nice, is it made of bone?
李: This yak hide is something that I have had since I was young. Actually the Naxi (of Lijiang) copied the yak hide from us and took it for their own pride and show, claiming it to be their own style. We Lisu had it before they did, and I wear it with pride. This bracelet is made of yak bone, my son gave it to me as a gift from Zhongdian (Yunnan’s Shangri-La).

馬: Those trees on the mountainside, are they all new?
李: Yes, in the late 60s and the late 90s, the government and prospectors clear cut all of the trees around here. There are some imported trees such as pine, but the natural trees are making a comeback [from the seeds of the extremely high mountain tops]. Trees are currently about two fists thick, but it used to be about this big (as the old man rounds his arms into a large circle in front of him). It’s still a beautiful place to be as the landscape recovers.




Exploring the above for three days was amazing, especially during the rainy season. The last panarama, can you guess what mountain is that? // natural photos all by Darwin Ma / mooseandhorse

PS I met several American university students and a Kunming cardiologist research assisting in monitoring the heart conditions of the small country areas. What an exciting path and location to be in. Congrats to them!
[If you see this post, it was most excellent to have met you guys! Hope to meet you all again!]

My next post will be of the landscape and nature of the surroundings: ‘Thousand Turtle Mountain’ 千龟山. Summer Rain Mushrooms. And a cavernous climb only few have ventured (though not for long)…

Travel well my friends,
Darwin Ma

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Travelled in mid July, rainy season, but got 2 of 3 days of sun. Yay! 

Originally posted here , my other blog.  Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa can help you get here! You can also stay and enjoy other Lijiang surroundings, just check out the ‘Travel In and Around Lijiang’ section. Or email me at ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com  🙂

thePULL: Summer Promotions and Perks   Leave a comment

Hello there! A short reminder to mention that we have a set of promotions to come and visit Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa.

1 / CHINA SUMMER PROMOTION
10% off your stay at Pullman Lijiang with 2 complementary breakfasts per bedroom. This promotion ends August 14 2011, for the stay duration ending August 31st 2011.
Conditions: Must prepay reservation at least 7 days in advance, no modifications, no cancellations, no refunds.

2 / MENTION “APULLMANINLIJIANG.WORDPRESS.COM”
If booking your reservation by email (reservation@pullman-lijiang.com), please subscribe AND mention apullmaninlijiang.wordpress.com to receive a spa rebate of 200 RMB per treatment per guest (reusable!) with your stay. This can be accompanied with any promotion. (The rebate will be noted with your reservation upon check-in. Valid as long as you mention here. Not applicable with booking through a travel agency. EDIT 1700ChinaTime: Please also ‘CC’ an email to ecomm-relay@pullman-lijiang.com =)

3 / POSTCARDS by PULLMAN LIJIANG RESORT & SPA
This is a simple one. Just subscribe and send me an email (ecomm-relay@pullmanlijiang.com) where I will send 2 (two) postcards to anyone, anywhere, with your own personal message. Snail Mail is still a surprising way to say ‘Hello!’ (Optional)  (Limited Quantities!)

thePULL: Orchard Outbreak   Leave a comment

OPERATION ORCHARD

Location: Pullman Lijiang Resort & Spa. Lijiang Yunnan.

    

Synopsis: We have a curiously large mass outbreak of what seems to be deemed a subspecies of Malus domestica : apples.
Their origins are yet to be identified, as they are invading the Pullman Lijiang complex at an alarming rate. Scientific examinations are showing fluctuating seasonal growth, with the most infestation occuring within the next few months, as the seeds are preparing for remanifestation.

We need reinforcements.

Some researchers has found the following on related species:

LONGEVITY…: The Chinese University of Hong Kong discovered that fruit flies who were fed an apple extract lived 10 percent longer than other flies who were fed a normal diet. Maher, Theresa. “Antioxidants Found in Apples May Extend Lifespan”. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Retrieved 24 March 2011.

BUT TOXIC: However, apple seeds are mildly poisonous, containing a small amount of amygdalin, a cyanogenic glycoside [raw material for toxic Hydrogen Cyanide]; it usually is not enough to be dangerous to humans, but can deter birds. Juniper BE, Mabberley DJ (2006). The Story of the Apple. Timber Press. p. 20. ISBN 0881927848.

The local guests are welcome to enjoy the organic, unsprayed apples, but be wary of their seeds … !
A mass harvest will take place once we identify their date of full maturity. Until then, we will await the impending challenge of these Malus domestica leeching away at the red soil …

Darwin Ma
– doesn’t eat apples.

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