Getting the “visa on arrival” was a smooth and easy going procedure, with the officials being very relaxed and asking no questions – a nice start in our 9th country on this trip! Laos welcomed us with pretty bad weather but we tried not to worry much about it, as we were just happy that […]Continue Reading
16JanGet ready for Laos
During our stay in China we were really looking forward to cycle through Yunnan and once again enjoy riding our bikes in a mountainous region, as it was already a long time ago since we have been in the mountains of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. We have already cycled a lot in different types of mountains […]Continue Reading
03JanWild wild West!
The more we cycled West, the rougher it became. Roads, people, landscape, food. We had a lot to cycle to the border to Laos, so we pushed really hard, trying to make at least 90km every day. As always we used our smartphone for navigation, but it quickly turned out that Google did not catch […]Continue Reading
After almost one month of not riding our bikes while staying in Hong Kong and Macau, we decided to get fit again and to cycle as much as we can during our second 30 days stay in China. This time we wanted to explore the provinces Guangdong and Guangxi before going further West to Yunnan. […]Continue Reading
From Macau we went straight to Kaiping. The surrounding villages are famous for their very unusual buildings called Diaolou. They look like towers and are a strange mix of different European architecture styles with a Chinese influence. Most of them were built at the beginning of the 20th century by Chinese emigrants that got wealthy […]Continue Reading