After being in Pakistan this is the most space we have had for months
Like a kid on christmas morning
Loud music woke us up on our first morning in China. Looking out our window we saw the local school children dressed as everythign from soldiers to chickens. This would continue for three days
And so we started riding in the desert
Turns out it’s pretty big
The only shelter we could find was the odd telephone mast
And vast oasis cities built by the chinese
Hugo ‘ What is it, a dust storm or just haze?’ Andre ” I don’t know but it’s getting closer’
I’m going in!!
We’re neever going to see him again
Baby Bactrian Camels
Ohh what’s over there?
Not much going on in the desert
Pretty much this view in everydirection for a week
Dad are the same the world over. ‘No this is how you do it’
It’s a bad sign when the milestones are the most interestuing things you pass
Somewhat less important then our joint birthdate but still notable
No muslim dress in the bazaar
But east asian fashions shows are encouraged
Setting off from Qiemo for about a week crossing a where we think there will be a road
After weeks in the desert we were nearly in the mountains
Our expedition starts
the tarmac ends
and the washboards begin.
Hopefully this wasn’t an omen
Roads climbing this steep are usually fine. When they do it over sandcovered switchbacks, progress gets slow
Slow and steady
A wild swedish cowboy in his natural habitat
Fleeing the dust
This was the complex which turned us back. They claimed it was a national park ahead and we needed a permit from Beijing. I don’t know why a national park would need such a large army barracks but we didn’t stick around to find out.
Walking to our campsite
Hard work riding in the desert
Dogs in tibet are big
Dragging our bikes back to the road after camping
Today wasn’t bad, we only needed to push our bikes for 1 hour over this hill
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You are really looking good in those cowboyhats!
Finnian reminds me of Robinson Crusoe!