January 2014

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Rocky Road, No Ice Cream

9,239 km so far. Yesterday afternoon’s road gave a hint of what would come today. We started out on the same bumpy chewed-up BMX course we’d gritted our teeth through for 20 km yesterday. Worst case scenario, this would last for about 90 km until we arrived in the outskirts of Haikou. Rattle Dem Bones […]

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Grateful Photo #31

A hot shower at the end of a dusty day.  ♥

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A Horse Is A Horse

9,141 km so far. Welcome to the year of the horse. Or, as they say in Chinese: bang, bang, bangbang bangbangbangbang, bbbbb-bbbbb-bang. I Say Go, Pop, Bang I read that the government had been encouraging people to use fewer fireworks (think firecrackers rather than 4th of July fireworks) this year in an attempt to combat […]

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Grateful Photo #30

Separate beds when one of us has food poisoning.  ♥

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Back To Reality

9,090 km so far. Here’s roughly how the conversation went. “Stephen, you should put that leftover eggplant in the fridge.” “Hrm,” he replied, a noncommittal sound I foolishly took for assent. Later “Stephen, did you put the eggplant in the fridge?” “No.” “Oh, I guess we shouldn’t eat it then.” Later Stephen, you probably shouldn’t […]

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Grateful Photo #29

That whirring sound my bike makes (like a swarm of bees) as I fly downhill.  ♥

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Under The Weather

8,999 km so far. We were planning to head into Xinglong today, a town about 20 km from the surf shack. The town is the centre of coffee growing on Hainan, and also has hot springs and hot spring hotels. Yesterday, Boris told us that the town has lots of little cafes where you can […]

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Grateful Photo #28

Not having to do my own taxes.  ♥

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Chasing Waterfalls

8,999 km so far. It was our intention to sleep late, letting the sound of the surf gently rouse us around 10am or so, but with no curtain on the sliding door in our shared dorm room, that dream died with the sunrise. All was OK though, because it was a beautiful sunny morning, and […]

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Grateful Photo #27

Banana cake.  ♥

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