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Chengdu to Mengla: Racing for the border

We managed to put away nine burgers between us during our 2-day stay at the hostel in Chengdu. Don’t get me wrong, Chinese food is absolutely fantastic but it was such a novelty to have a menu that we could actually read and to be able to eat something other than rice or noodles. We … Continue reading »


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gansu part two

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Lanzhou to Chengdu: Up, down, up, down, up, …

With the first half of our China Challenge completed relatively quickly we had grand plans of relaxing for the best part of a week in Lanzhou, stocking up on some much needed calories and sleep, picking up our visas and heading off south-bound with another 30 days to explore this enormous country. It didn’t quite … Continue reading »

gansu part one

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Jiayuguan to Lanzhou: Entering the Middle Kingdom

A day off in Jiayuguan was very welcome for both of us. On our ride the previous day we had endured multiple sets of road works, three punctures caused by tiny pieces of metal from truck tire blowouts, gale force winds and the expressway becoming increasingly busy with huge trucks that thundered by incessantly. We … Continue reading »


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lanzhou to laos: the china challenge – part two

We used a number of resources from crazyguyonabike.com to plan this section of our journey, essentially breaking it down into three stages: 1. Lanzhou to Chengdu – 1,140.7km in 9 days; 2. Chengdu to Jinning (just south of Kunming) – 1,012.3km in 9 days; 3. Jinning to Laos border – 728.9km in 8 days. Lanzhou … Continue reading »

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