From Kaili; a spin around the back roads November 21st 2007 We arrived in Guiyang off an overnight train from Chengdu. On the train we met a Chinese student (Judy) studying English as her major. We enjoyed conversation and she also helped us to retrieve our bicycles at Guiyang. During the conversation she warned us about ‘chiefs and robs’ in the area we are planning to cycle in. As this area is famous for its ethnic minority groups (aka hill tribe ... read more
Asia » China » Guizhou » Liping For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
We are 2 kiwis leaving London and embarking on a long and meandering ride home. It is more than 12 000 miles! We are not athletes, just ordinary people who like to pass through countries rather than passing over them, meeting the people, experiencing the nature and the life. We will travel by bicycle, boat, and train. We hope to make it at least half way without taking a plane.
Some background from Nigel
If asked I'd find it hard to pin point how my interest in cycling began. It certainly wouldn't have been my first cycling memory, as a five year old getting my little ... full info