The Great China Roadtrip - The MX 5 Challenge -

a trip by Dean Ashley Owen
From: January 15th 2012
Until: May 1st 2012
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January 24th 2012

This is it. A one month journey across China putting the world's best selling sportscar to the ultimate test. Leaving 31st March, 2012, my partner Cao li and I will drive our 2010 Mazda MX 5 anywhere up to 15,000km across China.
Trip Length: 3 ½ months
Blog Entries: 42
Photos: 507
Words: 11939

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
January 24th 2012 The Plan Asia » China
January 27th 2012 The Bucket List Asia » China
February 1st 2012 Impero di Mezzo Asia » China
February 4th 2012 The Cause Asia » China
February 5th 2012 Aman Junkie Asia » China
February 10th 2012 Team Member No 1 Asia » China
February 11th 2012 The Co-Driver Asia » China
February 12th 2012 The Driver Asia » China
March 19th 2012 Pre-Departure Breakfast Asia » China » Shanghai » Pudong
March 20th 2012 New Cause Asia » China
March 20th 2012 The Funny Hat Challenge Asia » China
March 26th 2012 Cornflake breakfast with the Irish PM Asia » China » Shanghai
March 27th 2012 Ciao Monza Asia » China
March 31st 2012 Day 1 - The team convenes Asia » China » Jiangsu » Huai'an
April 1st 2012 Day 2 - Qufu - The home of Confucius Asia » China » Shandong » Tai'an
April 2nd 2012 Day 3 - Stranded in a Blizzard with the rest of China atop Taishan Mountain Asia » China » Shandong » Tai Shan
April 3rd 2012 Day 4 - Summer Palace Asia » China » Beijing » Summer Palace
April 4th 2012 Day 5 - The Really Great Wall and Donkey Dumplings Asia » China » Beijing » Great Wall of China
April 5th 2012 Day 6 - Illegal Parking at The Forbidden City Asia » China » Beijing » Forbidden City
April 6th 2012 Day 7 – Hanging Temple at Cuiping Peak Asia » China » Shaanxi » Hengshan
April 7th 2012 Day 8 – Incredible Pingyao Asia » China » Shanxi » Pingyao
April 8th 2012 Day 9 - The Houkou Waterfall Asia » China » Shanxi
April 9th 2012 Day 10 - The road to Huashan Asia » China » Shanxi
April 10th 2012 Day 11 - Stairway to Heaven, Huashan Asia » China » Shanxi
April 11th 2012 Day 12 - Xi'an 2,200 year old Terracotta Warriors Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an
April 12th 2012 Day 13 - Twin Blowouts in Sichuan Asia » China » Sichuan » Mianyang
April 13th 2012 Day 14 – Mountain Drive to Jiuzhaigou Valley Asia » China » Sichuan » Jiuzhaigou
April 14th 2012 Day 15 – Jiuzhaigou Valley Asia » China » Sichuan » Jiuzhaigou
April 15th 2012 Day 16 - Road to Chengdu Asia » China » Sichuan » Chengdu
April 16th 2012 Day 17 – Giant Pandas and Giant Buddhas Asia » China » Sichuan » Chengdu
April 17th 2012 Day 18 - Leshan to Xichang, Changing landscapes, changing seasons Asia » China » Sichuan
April 18th 2012 Day 19 - Ground Control to Major Pong & Luguhu Lake Asia » China » Yunnan » LuGu Lake
April 19th 2012 Day 20 - Lugu Lake and the Mosuo Tribe Asia » China » Yunnan » LuGu Lake
April 20th 2012 Day 21 – Tiger Leaping Gorge and Yulong Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Asia » China » Yunnan » Lijiang
April 21st 2012 Day 22 - Impressions of Lijiang - Dali Ancient City Asia » China » Yunnan » Dali
April 24th 2012 Days 23 & 24 – Dali to Xingyi to Kaili, Huanggoushu Waterfall Asia » China » Guizhou » Kaili
April 24th 2012 Day 25 – The 1,000 Family Miao Village Asia » China » Guizhou » Xijiang
April 25th 2012 Day 26 - Baisha, The Last of the Gunner Tribes Asia » China » Guizhou » Sanjiang
April 26th 2012 Day 27 - Dong Village and Longji Rice Terrace Asia » China » Guangxi » Yangshuo
April 27th 2012 Day 28 - Yangshuo Li River Boat - Guilin, Asia » China » Guangxi » Guilin
April 29th 2012 Day 29-30 Heading for Shanghai and miserable Asia » China » Jiangxi » Nanchang
April 30th 2012 Day 31 – Hongcun to Shanghai, The Final Leg Asia » China » Anhui » Huangshan
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