Jane just finished the first of her China Diaries for the Huffington Post! All about how it feels to be a minority for the first time in her life. ♥ [hr] Did you like this post? Please share it!
6,491 km so far. Yesterday, after much discussion and many phone calls, we booked our train tickets. According to the baggage office at the train station, we could only take our bikes by checking them in as baggage on the baggage car. This was no surprise as we’d read accounts of other cyclists doing the […]
This morning I put the kibosh on any more walking, at least until we reached the Forbidden City. It’s far too easy to get distracted on foot, and besides, my legs are tired from all the miles we’ve put in. In addition, the thick grey smog continues, so we don’t want to breathe any more […]
Tonight I teach yoga at Fine Yoga‘s Blue Castle studio, so I had to spend some time this morning preparing for class. Our theme is based on this quote: Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs. ― […]
In an effort to combat early-onset jet lag, we spent the entire day walking. And walking. And walking. We were gone from our hostel for about 11 hours. Whew. My legs are tired. Also, as I write this, the jet lag is hammering my brain. All I want to do is crawl back in bed […]
Hello from Beijing. We arrived this morning and we are very happy to report that all our bags and our bicycles also arrived. Unlike when we landed in Rome both our bikes showed up at the oversized luggage collection area! We were able to easily unwrap them, put our pedals back on, turn the handlebars […]
In general, I’m a pretty calm person. I can handles life’s big events, like job interviews, moving house, and travelling around the world by bike, with a fairly high degree of equanimity. It’s the little everyday things that get me stressed out. You know, things like going to the dentist and the post office. Guess […]
We arrived in Berlin more than one month ago, and soon, very soon, we will leave for China. This is the longest we have been stationary since March. The weather in Berlin is getting colder, the days are growing darker. Our To Do list is slowly getting shorter, which means we have been staying in […]