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365 km: China in your face

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View By bike to Singapore on HoYing's travel map.

Guiping: on the map you see 3 rivers at the bottom of some "scenic montains"."Maybe we should stay there for a day" suggested W at lunch. Turns out to be just more of the same.....

The same we saw on the road today....all buildings are either falling appart or, even more new ones are being built. I sometimes wonder what is what...

Here is your average South China town that we cross app. every 25 km.
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Yeah there is a lot of progress also around here. We have people taking us over on the newest motorbikes, shaded Mercedeces, etc..On the other end of the spectrum you have people pushing the most amazing push-cars, and doing the most amazing jobs: todays most impressive: manufacturing motherboards for phones, manually feeding the incenerator with garbage, and my favorite: sweeping the highway (temporarily) free of dust. Again manpower is of no short supply here.

Every time we stop it takes about a minute for a crowd of 5-10 people to come from out of nowhere, and gather around our bikes. High volume discussions start and frowned faces to us....do we really not understand what we are talking about...?

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Navigation with a pure English Map, and sign boards 95% in Chinese is fun, it is a big puzzle to find out what city matches what characters....

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So, yeah in Guiping now, and I don't think we will take a break here, not really my hood.

Posted by HoYing 02:49 Archived in China

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