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Modern Dystopia

8,599 km so far. Today China put her worst face forward. In The Dirt And The Dust For a start, leaving Zhanjiang was tough. Scooters are an epidemic in this city, and people drive them more recklessly and aggressively than we’ve seen in other parts of the country. They also drive them everywhere: sidewalks, crosswalks, […]

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New Sensation

8538 km so far. Today was a fairly uneventful day. We rode 51 km, so a short ride for us, from Wuchuan to Zhanjiang. This gets us one day closer to Hainan Island. Only two more days riding and we will be there. A couple of things have had me thinking more than usual about […]

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Memory Snaps

8486 km so far. Back on the G325 again today, with a busy boring ride to report. Of course, boring is relative, and in China, even on the G roads, nothing is ever boring for long. Can You Picture This? We see so many interesting things as we ride, it’s hard to describe them, or […]

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A Long Ride To Karaoke Town

8,424 km so far. Today was our longest ride since being back on the bikes. We left Yangjiang this morning, headed for Diancheng, 92 km away, all of it on the G325. This meant we didn’t see much today apart from some construction, farms, and a few glimpses of the main freeway, the G15. Chinese […]

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All Of The Lights

8332 km so far. Our plan for this leg of the trip is to take it relatively easy and not push ourselves to do frequent 100 km days. It is tiring enough riding in China, without overtaxing our daily energy allowance by riding too far. Today we knew we had a short ride, which left […]

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Country Roads

8277 km so far. After yesterday’s successful experiment with taking a smaller back road, we decided to try our luck again today. We mapped part of our route from Kaiping to Enping along small roads that would keep us off the bigger, and busier, G325. If the first half of the day went well there […]

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Because It’s There

8,200 km so far. Last night we checked our map, and were glad to find a small provincial road that runs in the right direction for us this morning. We have had enough experience of the national “G” roads to know that the G325, which is the most direct road, will be wide, busy, and […]

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Today, We Ride

8,134 km so far. Once again, we are cycle tourists. I am quite happy that things didn’t work out yesterday with getting on the train to Maoming. We weren’t too keen on the idea of riding our bikes out of Guangzhou, but once again, Pocket Earth showed us the way. We rode over a few […]

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Nowhere Fast

8,071 km so far. Today was one of those days when things go exactly as you had expected they would – and you totally had expected them to all go wrong. Our plan was to get up early, go to the railway station (that we’d travelled right across the city to get to last night), […]

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Helping Hands

8061 km so far. We are leaving Fine Yoga Retreat this morning and heading south. How far we will get and how/if we will manage to get our bikes on the train is anyone’s guess at this point. Uncomfortably Numb It was -1C/29F this morning as we were preparing to head out and start our […]

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